Mane: "I’m happy when he doesn’t put me in goal or in defence"

Sadio Mané was introduced to FC Bayern Munich on Wednesday afternoon. During his presentation he also spoke about his preferred position.

Sadio Mané signed a three-year contract with Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

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Mané had to answer numerous questions at his presentation in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, and as expected, there was great interest in the well-known newcomer from Liverpool. While the 30-year-old was willing to provide information about his move, his past and his ideas, he remained reluctant when asked: In which position does the Senegalese, who played centrally and on the wings in Liverpool, see himself in the record champions’ shirt in the future?

“I think the coach should answer that question,” said Mané with a smile, pointing to the rows of seats in front of the press podium where Julian Nagelsmann had sat as a listener. “I’m a player who can play in three or four positions. And I think I’m comfortable everywhere.”

The competition is on.

Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic

What they hoped for from Mané was already clear at Bayern before he signed a three-year contract: The offensive man should above all increase the pressure on the wing positions, where those responsible saw a need to catch up after the end of last season – which is why the commitment is also a pointer Direction Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané can be understood. “He’s flexible and can play any position, he has a quality that every team can use. The competition is on,” emphasized sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic on Wednesday.

Mané then made a small restriction with regard to his future position. Addressing Nagelsmann, he said: “I’ll be happy if he doesn’t put me in goal or in defence.”

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