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Head coach Friedhelm Funkel from 1. FC Köln is disturbed by the high transfer fees that are recently paid for coaches when they change clubs.

Head coach Friedhelm Funkel from the relegation-threatened Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln is disrupted by the high transfer fees that are recently paid for coaches when they change clubs.

"To be honest: I personally don't think it's good that so much money is paid for coaches," said the 67-year-old in an interview with the express, "Of course you have to say that a coach is ultimately not responsible for the amount of the transfer fee."

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Perhaps that is old-fashioned, said the experienced coach, "but I still say: contracts are there to be kept. We are still role models." RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is moving to the industry leader Bayern Munich in the coming season and will cost the record champions up to 25 million euros.

For Funkel there is no doubt that Nagelsmann will be successful at FC Bayern: "The team is very good and Julian is smart enough not to turn everything upside down. World-class players and an intact team await him. I'm quite sure that he will succeed. " The future belongs to Nagelsmann as a trainer.

Funkel: "Paying a transfer fee is more worth considering with him than with others. He knows the Bundesliga and has a connection with Bayern. It will work. I'm afraid that Bayern will be even better, more aggressive give no hope of becoming a master in the next few years. "