Ex-Bayern boss hits out at Pep & Sane

English Premier League

A former Bayern Munich boss has criticised both Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Leroy Sane over the recent transfer saga between the two clubs.

After dropping down the pecking order behind Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva, the Germany international was linked with an exit at the end of last season, with the Bundesliga giants reportedly keen.

The Bavarians were keen on replacing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, but only ended up signing Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan.

Former Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld felt the City duo should have been more about the winger's future.

"I did not find it correct from Sane that he did not announce himself, neither to Bayern nor to Manchester City," Hitzfeld told Blick.

Sane featured in the Community Shield where he picked up an injury that has ruled him out for months, something the 70-year-old did not agree with.

"I would not have done it, but if your club is about to sign such a big deal, you can not play your player in a rather insignificant game."

"A player with this injury is injured half a year and then takes half a year to get back," he said.