Matthias Sammer: Bayern Munich sporting director recovering from brain problem

Matthias Sammer
Matthias Sammer captained Borussia Dortmund to the 1997 Champions League title

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer is recovering well from a minor brain disorder, say the club.

The 48-year-old former Germany sweeper has not been in the dugout for their last two league games.

Club doctor Roland Schmidt revealed Sammer had a "minute circulatory disorder in the brain, which will heal completely and without consequences".

Sammer said: "I'm not constrained and the doctors have assured me I'll be completely healed and restored."

He continued: "However, I will give myself the necessary time to recover. After that I will again be available to the team and Bayern with all my energy."

Bayern, who visit Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday, will retain the German title if they beat Borussia Monchengladbach next Saturday.