Bayern Munich have fired manager Julian Nagelsmann and are reportedly ready to replace him with Thomas Tuchel. Nagelsmann, widely considered one of the top young coaches in the sport, was sacked despite having a 71% win rate at the club. The 35-year-old German won the 2021/22 Bundesliga title and the last two DFL-Supercups as well.
Firing comes as Bayern cruise in Champions League
Bayern Munich are currently thriving in the UEFA Champions League. They have managed to win all eight matches in the competition during the season. This includes being involved in the ‘Group of Death’ alongside Barcelona and Inter Milan. Bayern brushed aside powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16, as well.
Nevertheless, the club is one point behind rivals Borussia Dortmund in the league standings. Bayern have won the last 10 German titles. Team hierarchy apparently is not happy about the club’s position in the domestic table. Nagelsmann lost his last Bundesliga match in charge against Bayer Leverkusen thanks to two second half penalties.
Tuchel replaces Naglesmann and starts Bayern job on Monday
With Nagelsmann gone, Bayern will now turn to Tuchel. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano is reporting that the former Dortmund, PSG and Chelsea boss quickly agreed to become Bayern’s new coach. Tuchel will soon sign a two-and-a-half year contract to remain at the club until the summer of 2025. The 49-year-old coach is set to join the team on Monday.
Tuchel departed Chelsea back in September after a slow start to the current campaign. However, the German did collect the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup in 2021 with the Blues. Chelsea continued to struggle after sacking Tuchel early in the campaign and still sit 10th in the Premier League table.
Reports coming out of Germany suggest that Nagelsmann was informed of the split while on a skiing vacation. Nevertheless, he almost certainly won’t be out of a job for long. PSG or Tottenham Hotspur could soon come calling as both of their managers are currently under fire.
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