Tuchel as successor candidate: FC Bayern fires coach Julian Nagelsmann

Status: 03/24/2023 08:01 a.m

FC Bayern has apparently separated from its coach Julian Nagelsmann. This was reported by several media, including the Bild newspaper. Accordingly, Thomas Tuchel is traded as the successor.

According to a report in the Bild newspaper, record-breaking soccer champion Bayern Munich is parting ways with coach Julian Nagelsmann. According to information from Kicker, SZ and the Bild newspaper late Thursday evening, former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel is the favorite to succeed him. There is said to have been contact between FC Bayern and the 49-year-old in the past few days.

Born in Krumbacher Tuchel, who has an apartment in Munich, had won the Champions League with Chelsea, but was released there in September 2022 after the weak start to the season. Nagelsmann is playing the worst Bundesliga season in eleven years up to matchday 25 with Bayern.

Hard defeat against Bayer Leverkusen

On Sunday Munich had lost 1:2 at Bayer Leverkusen and slipped down to second place behind Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga table. After the international break, there will be a direct duel with the leaders in Munich on April 1st. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic publicly criticized the players after the defeat in Leverkusen and denied their mentality and commitment. “I’ve rarely experienced so little drive, so little mentality, so little duel, so little assertiveness,” he said.

A stark contrast to the Bundesliga in the Champions League

However, the expectations of the Munich team in the Champions League were completely different, in which they won all eight games and, apart from one game against Pilsen, remained completely clean sheet: including in the group in two games against FC Barcelona with the ex-FCB Star Robert Lewandowski and the current quarter-finalists Inter Milan as well as in the round of 16 also in a first and second leg against the French top club Paris St. Germain.

Nevertheless, Munich have apparently rethought before the important duel with Tuchel’s former club. The Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano also reported on Nagelsmann’s end on Twitter:

Nagelsmann not only had to struggle with sporting problems

In addition to the sporting problems, Nagelsmann also had to moderate numerous background noises. Recently, a mole had given Nagelsmann’s Bayern tactics to the pressthe coach reacted with incomprehension.

Nagelsmann came to Munich from league competitor RB Leipzig for the 2021/22 season. In his first year, however, it was “only” enough for the championship title, in the quarterfinals of the Champions League there was a surprising defeat against underdog FC Villarreal, in the DFB Cup a bitter 0:5 in the second round at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

With information from dpa and SID

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Source: News 03/23/2023 – 10:15 p.m