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Mattheus dreams of Bayern

Mattheus dreams of Bayern
By Eurosport

16/07/2007 at 15:25Updated

Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaeus would love to coach the club as assistant to Ottmar Hitzfeld, he declared.

The most capped Germany player is available for a role at Bayern following his sacking by Red Bull Salzburg after falling out with sporting director Giovanni Trapattoni and would love to work at the club he captained.

"I have a good relationship with [Hittzfeld], we are on the same wavelength and have a similar football philosophy," the 46-year-old told AZ. "It could become a very successful partnership.

"Ottmar and I? That would be ideal. But I'm going on holiday now and will then see what happens. Bayern would be a dream."

Despite helping Red Bull Salzburg to the Austrian Bundesliga title in his first season at the helm, Matthaeus - a confrontational character throughout his career - was fired by the club board on account of a fractious relationship with Trapattoni.

"It was very difficult," former Hungary coach Matthaeus continued.

"I had other ideas; we did not agree on things."

The former Germany captain may find it difficult to work at Bayern too, as he had repeated fall-outs with the club during his time as a player and in particular his decision to sue the club after he left in . But he feels this is all in the past and claims that any disputes with their management team have been resolved.

"That is all in the past," he said.

"These battles have long been put to bed. Everything is fine now, the slate is clean.

"I have an excellent relationship with Franz Beckenbauer and I also speak regularly with Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rumenigge."

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