Club doctors resign after being blamed for Porto defeat

After 40 years in the club, the doctor resigned claiming him and his team were blamed for the Bayern's defeat at Porto

 

Bayern Munich doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, has resigned from his position along with other medical personnel after they were blamed for the club's UEFA Champions League defeat on Wednesday, April 15.

Bayern Munich had 14 players missing through injury as they fell 3-1 to Porto  and Pep Guardiola in his post match comments implied that that the defeat was down to the lack of available players.

"We have players who were out a long time with injuries," the former Barcelona manager said.

"Their legs don't last very long. It's a tough result to take into the second leg, but we'll give it a go."

Muller-Wohlfahrt who has been at the club  for 40 years claims that him and members of his team have been blamed for the defeat.

"After the Champions League match of Bayern Munich against Porto the medical department was for some inexplicable reason made primarily responsible. The bond of trust is damaged," a statement from the 72-year-old read.

His son Kilian,Peter Ueblacker and Lutz Hansel were among the medical personnel that also resigned.

The club has also confirmed the exit of the world renowned Muller-Wohlfahrt.

"FC Bayern Munich notes with regret the decision of chief medical officer Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt (72) to resign his medical duties at the club," the club said on Friday, April 17.

"Dr Muller-Wohlfahrt in particular, but also his team, have performed first-class work for the club and its players over the years. Our sincere thanks are due for this.

"FC Bayern will shortly announce new arrangements for the club’s medical unit. Until then Dr Volker Braun, sports physician and consulting physician in trauma surgery and orthopaedics, will support the FC Bayern team at matches."

Also speaking on Dr Muller-Wohlfahrt's exit, Guardiola was dismissive with his reply saying: "It was his decision to leave, I respect his decision. That is all."

Guardiola and Muller-Wohlfahrt have reportedly had differences of opinion on several previous occasions including over the fitness of midfielder Thiago Alcantara ahead of last summer's World Cup.

In a footage which has gone viral on social media, Guardiola seems to be sarcastically applauding Muller-Wohlfahrt during last week match against Bayer Leverkusen after centre back Benatia went down with an injury.

Muller-Wohlfahrt is a well respected sports doctor in the world and has work athletes from all genre of sport.

He has worked with the German national team, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Jamie Redknapp as well as athletes including Usain Bolt and Boris Becker.

This is not the first time he has quit the Bundesliga leaders.

He also resigned during the  2008-09 season after out with then-coach Jurgen Klinsmann but returned after the manager left.

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