Berlin - Bayern Munich expect to have director of sport
Matthias Sammer back on their bench within the next fortnight as the former
Germany international recovers from a mild brain disorder.
The 48-year-old former Germany sweeper and 1996 Ballon d'or
winner has been absent from the bench the last two games and will miss
Wednesday's Champions League game at Atletico Madrid as he continues to
Sammer is convalescing at home after suffering from what
club doctor Roland Schmidt has described as "a miniscule circulatory
disorder of the brain that will heal completely and without consequences".
"He's doing very well, he's working out. He doesn't
need to worry about things. It's a matter of weeks, not months," said
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Tuesday before Bayern flew to Madrid.
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Rummenigge says he expects Sammer will return to his Bayern
duties on May 14, the final day of the Bundesliga season, "once we get the
(German league) trophy" with Bayern set to have a fourth consecutive
league title confirmed this Saturday.
When the club put out a statement last Sunday, Sammer said
"there is nothing" he is not allowed to do, but that he'd give
himself the necessary time to recover.
He joined Bayern in his current role in July 2012, having
previously been technical director of the German Football Association (DFB)
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