Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness lashes out at Manchester City and PSG when he says repeated failures in the Champions League show their money is NOT enough to win it all.
- Uli Hoeness was president of Bayern Munich until 2019, when he was replaced
- Former Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer was the successor to former Bayern striker
- And Hoeness delivered a savage blow to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain
- Neither club has won a Champions League title under their super rich regimes
Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has savagely criticized Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, insisting that their ‘shit money’ is not enough to guarantee European success.
The English side is owned by City Football Group, backed by the wealth of the United Arab Emirates, while PSG is owned by the Qatari sovereign wealth fund, making them one of the richest clubs in the world.
But former Bayern and Germany striker Hoeness, succeeded by Herbert Hainer as club president in 2019, told the 11 Leben podcast that financial power alone was insufficient in its quest for European glory.
Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has criticized Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain
Hoeness said that ‘shit money’ from City and PSG was not enough to guarantee European success
He said: ‘So far these two clubs haven’t won anything. Nothing at all. They will lose against us again. Not always, but from time to time. That should be our goal.
And when we beat them, that makes me very happy. Show ’em: Your fucking money is not enough.’
Hoeness also criticized PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, adding about the Qatari businessman: ‘I don’t know if he likes football.
The French giants, led by former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, were beaten 1-0 by Bayern in the 2019-20 Champions League final, the closest they have come to the trophy.
The difference between him and me? I worked hard to earn my money and he received it as a gift. ‘
Both City and PSG have experienced many domestic successes, but neither have secured their ultimate goal and won the biggest continental award.
Pep Guardiola’s team lost 1-0 to Chelsea last season after Mauricio Pochettino’s men were outscored by the same score against Bayern the previous year.