Thomas Tuchel to take over Bayern Munich as head coach
Bayern Munich have sacked manager Julian Nagelsmann and are ready to bring in former Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel as his replacement, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Julien Laurens on Thursday.
Sources said that Tuchel will sign a contract in the next few days that will run until 2025 with the Bundesliga giants and added that he had also been in touch with Tottenham in recent days about possibly replacing under pressure coach Antonio Conte.
Fabrizio Romano was the first to report news of the moves by Bayern Munich.
Bayern hired Nagelsmann away from RB Leipzig in April 2021 to replace the outgoing Hansi Flick and he led them to a 10th Bundesliga title in a row last season.
Despite having reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League this season, Bayern are struggling by their standards in domestic competition, trailing Tuchel’s former team Borussia Dortmund by a point in the standings and just four ahead of third-place Union Berlin.
Bayern lost 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, allowing Dortmund to move into first place and Tuchel’s first game as manager will come in the next edition of Der Klassiker on April 1, when he will lead the Bavarian side against his former club .
Bayern will face Manchester City in the Champions League quarterfinals in April.
❗️News #Nagelsmann: Reasons
– negative sporting development in Bundesliga
– lack of player development (talents & top transfers)
Players & bosses were also surprised by the fact that he is on ⛷️ holiday while his team has to work. Internally opinion: Wrong signal! @SkySportDE 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/OzQkeINMws
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 24, 2023