Act­ing the goat: Beck­en­bauer takes in­ter­est in Köln go­ings

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“Wolf­gang Overath has left, Volker Finke is gone, Lukas Podol­ski will most likely leave. I ask my­self: ‘Is the billy goat still there?’ ” Bay­ern Mu­nich pres­i­dent Franz Beck­en­bauer wor­ries aloud about the ex­tent of the clearout at Bun­desliga ri­vals Köln. “He said foot­ball was stolen from Eng­land and that a gang has done this. We are not a gang at Uefa and the English are so gen­er­ous they have given foot­ball to the en­tire planet.” Michel Pla­tini (right) on Premier League chair­man Dave Richards’ charge that Uefa and Fifa had nicked the beau­ti­ful game. “I will not be mov­ing there [Chelsea]. But I do think it is cool I am be­ing named in the same breath as Mour­inho and Guardi­ola. That is enough for me – that is al­ready a per­sonal triumph, but I am not avail­able, sorry.” Jür­gen Klopp of Borus­sia Dort­mund is flat­tered but no fool.

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