Xabi Alonso should be Thomas Tuchel’s successor

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Report: Alonso is the top candidate to succeed Tuchel

According to information from Sky reporter Florian Plettenberg, Xabi Alonso is said to be the top candidate at FC Bayern to succeed coach Thomas Tuchel this summer. This is what the journalist writes on the short message service

Tuchel not leaving until summer? An absurd decision

Video | Tuchel is leaving FC Bayern at the end of the season

Source: Reuters

Short training and no press conference

At the FC Bayern training ground on Säbener Straße, coach Thomas Tuchel only had a short training session behind closed doors. According to information from t-online reporter Julian Buhl, a press conference after the announcement of the end of the collaboration with Tuchel in the summer is not planned for today.

Bayern will part ways with coach Tuchel at the end of the season

Thomas Tuchel has been heavily criticized after three defeats in a row. Now Bavaria has drawn conclusions. The club confirmed a separation from the coach at the end of the season.

In the club’s statement, Bayern’s CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen is quoted as saying: “In an open, good conversation, we came to the decision to mutually end our cooperation in the summer. Our goal is to start with the 2024/25 season to undertake a sporting realignment with a new coach.” You can find out more about the separation between the German record champions and Thomas Tuchel here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Tuchel reprimands Tel – and asks for patience

Mathys Tel was well on his way to becoming a super joker. But he hasn’t scored a goal since the beginning of October. What’s wrong with the young Frenchman? “He was an extremely important factor,” said coach Thomas Tuchel before the Champions League game at Lazio Rome on Wednesday (9 p.m. in the live ticker on t-online), “but he has lost a bit of his momentum and is no longer the same aggressive in the box when he comes in. He no longer has the absolute will and drive towards the goal.”

But why? “It has to do with self-confidence,” said Tuchel, “but maybe it’s also the case that after such a phase in which you score a lot of decisive goals, you’re asking too much of yourself.” Tuchel reported that things were “getting better again in training, he was scoring more again.” In general, it is “a completely normal process” for a guy “as young” as 18-year-old Tel to go through “a trough.”

His advice: “He must embrace every minute as if it were his first and last.” Tuchel promised: “We won’t stop trusting him. We need this carefree attitude and the desire to do something in ten minutes.”