Salihamidzic was brought into the club following the German champions’ horrendous run in pre-season, which saw them lose five out of their six games.
Bayern Munich’s new sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has only been in his role three weeks, but has wasted no time in putting out Ancelotti’s clubhouse habit.
The 40-year-old said he was only here to address ‘minor details’, but made sure cutting out Carlo Ancelotti’s smoking habit in the clubhouse was one of them.
“I asked Carlo Ancelotti not to smoke at the club. Of course, he accepts that – he is a true professional,” said Salihamidzic.
Now, surely simply cutting out one man’s habit can’t change a club’s fortunes on the pitch right?
Well, the results since beg to differ. Bayern has lifted the Super Cup and destroyed Chemnitz 5-0 in the German Cup.