Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new head coach of Bayern Munich, replacing Julian Nagelsmann, despite earlier indications from key figures at the club that Nagelsmann was a “long-term” project
Bayern Munich have hired Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach after the sacking of Julian Nagelsmann.
Rumors about Nagelsmann’s dismissal emerged on Thursday. The 35-year-old coach was confirmed to have been fired on Friday after less than two full seasons at the club.
Nagelsmann’s staff also gets released
Despite this, the former FC Hollywood boss led Bayern to win the Bundesliga title last season. He also led them to the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League, where they will face Manchester City.
Bayern Munich made the decision to sack Julian Nagelsmann during the international break while the team was second in the Bundesliga, one point behind Borussia Dortmund, ahead of their crucial match on April 1.
They have chosen Thomas Tuchel as the new head coach to take on the high-pressure job.
“FC Bayern Munich have released head coach Julian Nagelsmann,” a statement read.
“This decision was taken by CEO Oliver Kahn and board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic in consultation with club president Herbert Hainer.
“Nagelsmann is to be succeeded by Thomas Tuchel.
“Tuchel will receive a contract until June 30, 2025 and will supervise squad training for the first time on Monday.
“Along with Nagelsmann, assistant coaches Dino Toppmoller, Benjamin Gluck and Xaver Zembrod have also been released.”
Thomas Tuchel, who previously served as head coach at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Borussia Dortmund, had recently been linked with Tottenham.
However, Bayern Munich had long been interested in Tuchel. He now has the chance to make a winning impact as the new head coach at the Allianz Arena.