15 years after the legendary Croatian striker, and current President of the Croatian FA (HNS), Davor Šuker joined the TSV 1860 Munich, it seems that another top striker from Croatia might join the cult club at the dusk of his career, Munich based newspaper TZ reports today (as does the complete German online football world), July 18, 2016 in its online edition. Ivica Olic is heavily rumoured to be joining the first club to bring a German Championship title to the Bavarian capital.
36-year-old Olić is currently unsigned and has played for Hamburg’s HSV in Bundesliga season 2015/16. If the rumour proves to be true, this would mean a return to the city where the stiker/winger celebrated some of his greatest successes as a player, as he played for the FC Bayern Munich between 2009 and 2012. Olić has been a crowd favourite in every club he played at and in the Croatian national team.
The difference to the Šuker transfer in 2001 would be that the Lions are currently playing in the second tier of German football, but Olić would play his home matches for the TSV 1860 at his former stamping ground, the Allianz Arena Stadium, which is shared by the both clubs.
The story of the FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich rivalry is one of the most interesting ones in German football and transfers from one club to the other have always drawn graet media attention in Germany. On one side you have one of the poshest, richest, biggest and most successful clubs of the world, on the other, the poor nearly bankrupt neighbour, saved from having to play Third Bundesliga in two relegation matches two seasons ago, but the first club to bring a Bundesliga title to Munich. Click here to find out more on the rivalry rivalry.