Bild am Sonntag: Between the two European Championship qualification games against Austria (2:1) and Azerbaijan on Tuesday, almost everything revolves only around you and your change. How does it feel for a great-Schalke, Bayern goalkeeper to be suddenly new?
NEW MANUEL (25) : I still am not so officially, the contract has not yet been signed. But I'm sure it will feel very good to Bavaria under contract and in the goal to stand at FC.
They have long documented on the court your love for FC Schalke 04, worn fan-shirts saying "Buerschenschaft" under the jersey. Thus, it should now be over ...
The shirt said I have been wearing since 2009, not because I was sweating it so much that it was difficult to me. The Buerschenschaft - that many do not know - has nothing also to do with Schalke. It's just a circle of friends, of course, with Schalke. Buer is a district of Gelsenkirchen and the Monaco (laughs).
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There was indeed a similar situation with me. In addition to the Dutchman Edwin van der Sar was my idol Jens Lehman n.He is then to Milan, Schalke and Dortmund after just went for it. But I have been standing next to him, and I followed his path guided by him. I was not happy about his change of club, but I have not hated him for it. I understood that he wanted to try something new.
Lehmann returns now, perhaps even back to Schalke. What do you think of the surprising comeback plans or 41-year old idol?
I do not think it can still work. I must say in all honesty.
What would you have advised the Schalke?
I would have said that Ralf ferryman make.much experience has, for years at the club already is, and knows how everything works. He has for me always played an important role, strengthened my back. He would also
Packt ferryman the job as your successor?
Yes!called me again and asked me, because I was the captain and the coach Ralf ferryman from earlier well know. I know that Ralf make it.
Rangnick seek your advice?
Yes, in this case. Why not? We have a very good relationship.MORE SCHALKE LEHMANN & SCHALKEThere have been preliminary discussions BAUMJOHANN KIDDINGTwitter terror for Schalke star
When it was clear to you that you are leaving Schalke?
I have already told Felix Magath in March that I will not renew my contract beyond 2012. Then it came to Schalke coach for change and I wanted to let the new people also personally, that I will not stay. I ended up doing Ralf Rangnick andsaid too.
Clemens Tönnies, the Schalke boss had even stressed that he wants to tear down the "jaws of Bavaria."Were you impressed by that?
He has really tried anything that has to be him. But for me money has never played a role. The athletic component was crucial. And at Bayern I have the best chance of becoming German champions and winning many titles.
Part of the Bayern fans like you do not.
That's certainly been a pleasant feeling, as it is cooked up a few weeks ago. But there are also many Bayern fans who are happy for me.
If you were at the end of the season the dish in my hands, anyway no one would whistle more ...
That's right. It's up to me and my performance. I will do everything we can to be successful with the club and the team are. And I would immediately be German champions, for sure. For me, only the maximum success. In all competitions.MANUEL NEUER FROM A TO Z 1 of 26
"As a goalkeeper ahead of the curve you get from a lot - not just verbal. Since fly beer mug. I can do that from. "
They have already announced that you are looking for an open conversation with the fans. What do you want to tell the fans?
I want to tell them once, so I have previously posted at Schalke in the fan curve and why it has taken me now to Bayern. At 17, I could not predict that I will be seven, eight years later to change as a goalkeeper for the national team the best club in Germany.
Go back one day, perhaps as seven or eight years, back to FC Schalke back to end your career?
In football anything is conceivable. Since one should exclude anything.But now I'm looking forward to my first time at Bayern.
you dare there to even be that you could by Sepp Maier and goalkeeper launch a new era ...
I'm hungry for success, but I can not see into the future. You never know what will happen.
Especially not at FC Bayern. There, a new coach waiting for you.No more Louis van Gaal, but Jupp Heynckes.
It suits me that there are all the signals to start. That will help me ensure you get started. Since each individual must prove under new Jupp Heynckes now.
Schalke, Bayern - and incidentally still EM-Quali. Tuesday is at the last game before the summer break in Azerbaijan. Can you focus on to?