Bayern Munich have become indistinguishable from every other super club
In replacing Julian Nageslmann with Thomas Tuchel, the Bundesliga giants now behave more like Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in their need to do something for fear of appearing to do nothing.
It was little more than an odd coincidence that Bayern Munich chose to sack their head coach on the same weekend that HBO welcomed back its hit TV show Succession. On one side of the globe, a Munich football club was replacing one member of staff with another, just a few days before a TV company in New York was releasing the fourth season of some of the best television in recent years.
And yet these two entirely unrelated facets of my life found themselves overlapping and somewhat melding into one before my very eyes. To the point that they were almost indistinguishable from one another or, at the very least, one felt like a notable homage to the other.
For those unfamiliar with Succession, allow me to offer a brief synopsis. The show is a loose and entirely unflattering parody of Rubert Murdoch and the struggles he seemingly has with his cash-hungry children in the world of New York high society. Logan Roy, played by the excellent Scottish actor Brian Cox, is the grumpy media mogul and the rest of the cast are either his own deceitful children or the grovelling people that work for him.
The reason Succession has far exceeded all else on TV in recent years is because its creator, Jesse Armstrong, has successfully written a perfect critique of the stupidity and complete self-indulgence of the super rich. The show will make you laugh, cry and undoubtedly hate each and every character. And then force you to come back for more.
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