FC Bayern apparently separates from Julian Nagelsmann

Dhe German soccer champions Bayern Munich are parting ways with coach Julian Nagelsmann with immediate effect, according to media reports. According to reports from the “Bild” newspaper and the “kicker” on Thursday evening, among others, former Bundesliga coach Thomas Tuchel is said to be the favorite to succeed him. The journalist Fabrizio Romano first reported on the separation and Tuchel as a possible successor.

Nagelsmann (35) is playing the worst Bundesliga season in eleven years with Bayern. Munich lost 2-1 at Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday and slipped to second place behind Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga table. After the international break, there will be a direct duel with the leaders in Munich on April 1st.

Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic publicly criticized the players after the defeat in Leverkusen and denied their mentality and commitment. In addition to the sporting problems, Nagelsmann also had to moderate numerous background noises. A mole recently gave Nagelsmann’s Bayern tactics to the press, and the coach reacted with incomprehension.

Nagelsmann switched from RB Leipzig to the Isar in the summer of 2021 for a transfer fee of millions. In his first year, however, it was “only” enough for the championship title, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League there was a surprising defeat against underdog FC Villarreal, in the DFB Cup a bitter 0:5 in the second round at Borussia Mönchengladbach. The 35-year-old’s contract would actually be valid until June 30, 2026.

The 49-year-old Tuchel won the Champions League with Chelsea in the summer of 2021, but had to vacate his place with the Blues in September of last year. He had previously worked at Paris Saint-Germain.


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