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Beckenbauer backs Klinsmann
06 Oct 2008 - 14:12:16
Bewildered Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer believes Jurgen Klinsmann is the right man to transform the club's fortunes.
Bayern could only draw 3-3 against Bochum on Saturday and are now 11th in the Bundesliga.
However, Beckenbauer said: "He has got to cope with the criticism from the terraces and from the media.
"But we must keep a cool head too. What is decisive is that the relationship between the coach and the team is intact.
"That was not the case with Felix Magath in the end, for example, but I cannot see any gulf with Klinsmann. He just needs time before his ideas start to work.
"The myth that Bayern always win in the end has taken a break. The small clubs have become cheeky and have lost all respect. The whole league senses that we are fallible.
"The football gods have turned their back on us and where we used to have luck, we are now only getting misfortune. But that will soon change again."