Bayern Munich’s head coach Louis Van Gaal has announced today that Ukrainian midfielder Anatoliy Tymoschchuk could be on his way out of Bavaria this summer. Van Gaal spoke to Kicker magazine in Germany about the midfield situation at Bayern Munich, and what could change this summer.
“In my opinion, a player should be allowed to leave the club if he doesn’t get a lot of playing time and the prospects aren’t any better. It doesn’t look too good for Tymoshchuk. Bastian Schweinsteiger is in the best form of his life, while Mark van Bommel is the club’s captain. It will be very difficult for Anatoliy to break into the first team.”
Tymoshchuk played his way onto the European stage with Shakhtar Donetsk, where he played for ten years. After impressing, he moved to Zenit St. Petersburg where he captained the side to UEFA Cup (now Europa League) and UEFA Super Cup success. His move to Bayern Munich was seen as many by a great move by the Bavarian giants, but Tymoshchuk has failed to impress during his time in Germany. The Ukrainian midfielder has also failed to start a single game in 2010.
Van Gaal has also spoke in the past about Edson Braafheid, Jose Sosa and Andreas Ottl being unwanted at Bayern Munich. The Dutch coach certainly does like to speak his mind, which has been something he has been criticized for in the past.