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The club's president has explained the decision to part company with their sporting director, and added they deliberately waited until after Euro 2012 to soften the blow to players

Uli Hoeness has explained that Bayern Munich dismissed Christian Nerlinger due to differences of opinion regarding how to take the Bavarians forward.

The sporting director departed on Monday after two seasons without silverware, with the Bundesliga giants bringing in Matthias Sammer as his replacement.

And Hoeness has made it clear that Nerlinger’s exit was inevitable.

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"When we were reviewing the 2011-12 campaign with the supervisory board, the board of directors and the sporting director, it became clear that we had significant differences of opinion and a different vision about the future of Bayern," Hoeness stated to Bayern TV.

"We then already made the decision that we wanted to let go of Christian Nerlinger before the start of the new season.

"We took Euro 2012 into account as to when we'd announce our decision. We had 10 players at the Euros and didn't want to create any unrest."

Bayern start the 20122-13 Bundesliga campaign with an away match against Greuther Furth on August 24.

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