Mats Hummels rubbishes claims he was one of five Bayern Munich players to get Carlo Ancelotti sacked
Posted: 4 October 2017 Time: 09:41
Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels insists he was not one of the five players reported to have turned on former coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The centre-back was one of the many stars benched for the 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League, with Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben also amongst the substitutes.
Ancelotti was ultimately sacked in the aftermath of the heavy European Cup defeat, with reports claiming five players had approached Bayern president Uli Hoeness urging him to fire the coach.
Hummels, though, has moved to rubbish those claims, telling Sport Bild: "I can't speak for the others. Five players were talked about and I cannot speak for the other four, but I haven't had a conversation about being unhappy because I wasn't playing or anything like this.
"To be termed a 'king slayer' is out of order. I do not know the origins of this information or if it was written because I did not play. I don't like it, I simply wouldn't do this."
Speaking of the coach’s sacking, Hummels added: "It's the first time ever I've experienced a change in coach during the season. It's a really strange feeling not having him around, but also the four other blokes [Ancelotti's backroom team] are no longer there."