Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has slammed reports in Germany claiming that the Dutchman had been mocking his former manager, Carlo Ancelotti, after the Italian's sacking from the club - labelling the stories as "bulls***".


Ancelotti received the boot after the Bundesliga champions' 3-0 Champions League defeat to French giants Paris Saint-Germain, and reports following his dismissal began to claim that Robben had been rubbishing Ancelotti's training methods, claiming that his son's youth team had better training.

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However, in light of the story - first published by German outlet Kicker - Robben has distanced himself from such reports, adding that he'd never kick someone whilst they're down like that:


"All of a sudden there are things appearing in the media that I would like to distance myself from. These so-called quotes are bulls***," Robben told NUsport (via Goal).


"I hate it when things like this happen. I am the last person out there who would have a go at a coach, a fellow player or anyone else. You have to be a man when someone leaves and don't hit out at anyone."

Robben was outed by the German press for being one of five players who played a strong role in getting Ancelotti sacked. Amongst those names was teammate Mats Hummels - who has now also reacted angrily to the ongoing reports, bemoaning the term 'king slayer':


"I can't speak for the others," Hummels told Sport Bild.


"Five players were talked about and I cannot speak for the other four, but I haven't had a conversation about being unhappy because I wasn't playing or anything like this.


"To be termed a 'king slayer' is out of order.


“I do not know the origins of this information or if it was written because I did not play. I don't like it, I simply wouldn't do this."

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