A four-hour peace summit has cleared the air amongst Bayern Munich chiefs after the Bavarian giants' worst season for ten years had threatened to tip the club into crisis.
General manager Uli Hoeness, Franz Beckenbauer and club president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge met in a Munich restaurant on Tuesday before emerging to declare that talk of a crisis at the Allianz Arena is unfounded.
"Everything has been cleared up," Beckenbauer told Bild. "There are no more problems at all. The meeting showed that it makes sense for us to meet in such a small group more often.
"The conversations were very good. One thing is clear: all of us at Bayern Munich will pull together."
Beckenbauer had been told by Rummenigge to stop criticising Bayern's management after he made some hard hitting remarks in response to the team's failure to retain the title, sparking speculation that the club was on the verge of a meltdown.
Rummenigge told Die Welt: "His [Beckenbauer's] criticisms don't only irritate me but also the financial directors and administrators of the club."
Bayern have failed to qualify for next season's Champions League, and the only European football they will be playing next year will be in the UEFA Cup after a top-three finish proved beyond Ottmar Hitzfeld's side.
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