Bayern dismisses Nagelsmann and appoints Tuchel as new coach


Bayern Munich announced this Friday the dismissal of coach Julian Nagelsmann and the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as the new head of its bench, a surprise decision that was leaked the day before and the German team did not take long to explain.

“FC Bayern Munich has removed manager Julian Nagelsmann from his post. This decision was made by CEO Oliver Kahn and Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic in consultation with President Herbert Hainer. Nagelsmann’s successor will be Thomas Tuchel Tuchel receives a contract until 6/30/2025 and will lead his first training session on Monday”, says the official statement of the Bundesliga team.

Bayern dismissed a Nagelsmann who had been in charge for less than two years with the team fighting for the league and in the Champions League quarterfinals, where they will face Manchester City. “When we signed Julian Nagelsmann to FC Bayern in the summer of 2021, we were convinced that we would work with him for the long term, and this was also the goal of all of us until the end. Julian shares our aspiration to play successful football and attractive,” says Oliver Kahn.

“Now, however, we have noticed that the quality of our squad – despite having won the German championship last year – has shown itself less and less frequently. After the World Cup, we played less and less successfully and less attractively, the sharp fluctuations in performance have called into question our objectives this season,” he adds.

Nagelsmann, 35, joined FC Bayern in the summer of 2021 and won the Bundesliga championship in his first season, as well as the German Super Cup in 2021 and 2022. The German club reported the bomb that went off the day before when He already had his entire plan drawn up, since in the same statement he appointed the new coach.

Thomas Tuchel, 49, will lead Bayern after his last spell at Chelsea, which ended last September at the start of his third campaign in London. The German coach was European champion with the ‘blues’ in 2021, later the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup, and he was also chosen World Coach of the Year in 2021.

Tuchel triumphed before at Paris Saint Germain, where he won the French championship in 2018/19 and 2019/2020 and the French Cup and the League Cup once each in 2020, reaching another Champions League final that he beat. precisely Bayern. In the Bundesliga, the local coach was at Mainz 05 from 2009 to 2014 and at Borussia Dortmund for two years (2015 – 2017), German Cup winner with BVB in 2017.