Bayern Munich Sacks Coach Julian Nagelsmann Amidst Champions League and Bundesliga Challenges
The reigning UEFA Champions League holders, Bayern Munich, have announced the sacking of their coach Julian Nagelsmann, just days before a quarterfinal showdown with Manchester City. Nagelsmann has been relieved of his duties despite the team being just one point off top spot in the Bundesliga.
According to ESPN, the Munich-based team has also signed Thomas Tuchel, former Chelsea boss, as a replacement ahead of the season-defining clash against league leaders Borussia Dortmund on April 1.
The decision was taken by CEO Oliver Kahn and board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic in consultation with club president Herbert Hainer. Nagelsmann will be succeeded by Tuchel, who will supervise squad training for the first time on Monday.
Nagelsmann was hired in April 2021 and led Bayern Munich to their 10th successive Bundesliga title last season with eight points ahead of second-place Dortmund. However, this season the club has not maintained its usual standards of dominance in domestic football, and the German coach has been sacked.
Bayern are now four points above third-place Union Berlin and face Premier League champions, Manchester City in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on April 11.
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