Bayern Munich have made a shocking announcement – they’ve sacked manager Julian Nagelsmann less than two years since he took charge. In his place, the club has appointed Thomas Tuchel, who was previously with Premier League club Chelsea until he was let go in September of 2021. Despite Bayern’s decade-long dominance of the Bundesliga, Nagelsmann was not able to maintain Bayern’s competitiveness this season – with only one point behind Dortmund. However, the team did beat PSG with relative ease to enter the next stage of the Champions League competition, where they will face Manchester City.
Tuchel, who has signed on until 2025, was named World Coach of the Year after winning the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021; however, his tenure was brief as he was quickly fired. The new boss will get to the helm of the team on Monday and his first task will be to prepare the team for a match against league leaders Dortmund on 1 April. Bayern’s chief executive, Oliver Kahn, had expressed optimism when Nagelsmann took the helm, but performance has fluctuated, with only five wins from the team’s past ten league games.
While Bayern’s clear plan may have “popped like a bubble,” Nagelsmann’s proven ability to lead a successful team means he is a top-level, world-class coach who is sure to find a new job soon. After all, where can he go in the Bundesliga from Bayern Munich? With the English Premier League being one of the potential markets for his talents, he will likely be sought after by many foreign clubs. Regardless, Bayern cited Nagelsmann’s inability to maintain competitiveness and attractively carrying out goals as key reasons for the change.
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