Bayern Munich sacked coach Julian Nagelsmann, and hire Thomas. Julian Nagelsmann has been fired as manager of Bayern Munich, and Thomas Tuchel has been appointed in his place.
With the club, just one point behind the Bundesliga’s top spot and days before a matchup with Manchester City in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Nagelsmann has been relieved of his duties.
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The decision was made in advance of Bayern’s pivotal match against league-leading Borussia Dortmund on April 1 (live stream on ESPN+ at 12:30 p.m. ET).
Bayern Munich sacked coach Julian Nagelsmann, and hire Thomas
On Thursday, ESPN reported that Bayern had fired the former coach of RB Leipzig and was prepared to hire former Chelsea manager Tuchel in his stead. On Friday, the club announced the information.
In a statement, FC Bayern Munich announced that head coach Julian Nagelsmann had been fired.
“CEO Oliver Kahn and board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic made this choice after consulting with Herbert Hainer, the club president. Thomas Tuchel will succeed Nagelsmann. Tuchel will start managing squad training on Monday and will have a contract through June 30, 2025.
Assistant coaches Dino Toppmoller, Benjamin Gluck, and Xaver Zembrod was also fired in addition to Nagelsmann.
Nagelsmann was appointed by Bayern in April 2021, and he guided them to their tenth straight Bundesliga championship last season. The team finished the campaign eight points in front of Dortmund in second place.
The club has not been able to continue playing at the normal levels of domination in domestic football under the German coach, though. Union Berlin, who is in third place, is only four points ahead of Bayern.
Bayer Leverkusen’s 2-1 victory over Bayern on Sunday allowed Dortmund to overtake them and take the lead.
On April 11, the Bundesliga champions take against the Premier League champions, City.