Confirming what many speculated, Thomas Müller’s experience over the previous three seasons left his future with Bayern Munich in doubt during a tumultuous fall season.

In a virtual interview with the press (our quotes from SportBild), Müller seriously considered moving on from Der Rekordmeister as he languished in a supporting role under Niko Kovac, while the former coach jammed Philippe Coutinho into the starting role at the “10” whenever possible. Müller, of course, also had to prove his doubters wrong after Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal.

With the exception of Jupp Heynckes’ brief comeback tour, Muller endured two coaches — and almost three seasons — of being pushed out of his position and far too much bench time for less productive players.