Bayer Leverkusen Dominates Bundesliga as Bayern Munich Flounders: Will Thomas Tuchel Survive?

Bayern has dominated the Bundesliga with an iron fist for the last eleven years. Last season they ended up taking the ‘Meisterschale’ in the last game after the draw of Borussia Dortmund (leader before starting the last day) against Mainz, however, this season They have not been able to stand up to a Bayer Leverkusen that already leads them by 16 points with six games left until the end of the league championship.

The Bayern players crestfallen after the latest defeat in the Bundesliga.

Against FC Heidenheim, the Bavarian club completed the seventh defeat of the season in the Bundesliga, something that has not happened since the 2011-12 season where Borussia Dortmund ended up taking the league title. Eliminated in the round of 32 of the German Cup by a Third Division team, Bayern He only has the Champions League left to save a season that is already a failure.

Max Eberl, sports director, confirms the revolution

After allowing themselves to come back from 0-2 against FC Heidenheim, at the end of the match Max EberlBayern’s sporting director, about the board planning for next season and if there will be a restructuring in the workforce, to which the German manager did not hesitate to confess: “Yes, because “There are many things that need to change.”

However, both Christoph Freund and Eberl have confirmed that Bayern are not going to immediately fire Thomas Tuchel. Furthermore, they have assured that the German coach will sit on the Emirates Stadium bench in the Bavarian club’s next match in the Champions League quarterfinals against Arsenal.

Tuchel is more questioned than ever

The former Bayern player and international with the German team, Didi Hamann already requested Tuchel’s departure immediately after the defeat against Borussia Dortmund: “Bayern’s management has to ask itself if in the coming weeks it is best for Thomas Tuchel to direct the final stretch of the league and the Champions League,” the former German player told Sky90.

The legend of German football, Lothar Matthaushas also harshly criticized the German coach after the defeat against FC Heidenheim: “The result says a lot. Thomas Tuchel cannot continue leading the team! There are press conferences and strange statements. That’s why I imagine a reaction from Bayern in the next 24 or 48 hours. The team needs a boost and Tuchel can’t give it to them“, acknowledged the former Bayern player.

According to the German newspaper ‘Bild’, if Bayern finally makes the decision to dispense with Tuchel’s services, the Bavarian club must compensate the technician with 10 million euros. In fact, last season they already had to compensate Julian Nagelsmann with almost 24 million euros.

No coach for next season

Since Bayern announced in a statement on February 21 that Thomas Tuchel will leave the club at the end of the season, the board is still exploring candidates to occupy the German team’s bench next season. Nagelsmann, Rangnick, Zidane, Mourinho and De Zerbi are some of the options handled by the sports management.

In an interview prior to the match against FC Heindenheim, Christoph Freund acknowledged on Sky Sports that “we are in talks. “We want to find a coach with whom we can spend more time than with the technicians of recent years.”. Although the sports director did not want to talk about any specific coach, from Germany they point out that Nagelsmann is the one who leads the pools to be the next Bayern coach despite being fired from the Bavarian club in March 2023.

According to information from ‘Bild’, Nagelsmann would be open to returning to Bayern, although in Germany The arrival of José Mourinho is not ruled out. In fact, Didi Hamnn asked for the signing of the Portuguese: “There are many coaches on the market, but I think of Mourinho. You can think what you want about him, but at Chelsea the players wanted him. He is an exceptional man from a professional perspective.“, acknowledged the former German player.

Zinedine Zidane, Roberto De Zerbi o Ralf Rangnick They are other names that the directive has in its folder. However, We will have to wait until summer to see the coaches dance on the benches and who the Bavarian team ends up opting for.

2024-04-07 13:01:36
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