Thomas Tuchel suggests that he plans to continue the success achieved by his predecessor, Julian Nagelsmann, and strive to win all available titles
During his first press conference as Bayern Munich’s new manager, Thomas Tuchel talked about his surprise move to the club and acknowledged the good work done by former coach Julian Nagelsmann.
Tuchel admits Bayern appointment was surprising
Tuchel stated that he is ready to take on the opportunity to replace Nagelsmann and build on the team’s success, with the club currently just one point off the top spot in the Bundesliga and having reached the Champions League quarter-finals.
“The timing was surprising, I didn’t expect it and there was no contact beforehand,” the Champions League-winning coach said on the move.
“I assumed that I would continue my career abroad. The first interview was on Tuesday evening. The size of the challenge was the deciding factor that I wanted to do it. Things went very quickly this time, it’s a top solution for me.”
On his objectives for the remainder of the season, Tuchel added: “The position that Julian created with the team, that we have a chance of winning the title in all three competitions, has to be exploited. Of course there are also risks involved.
“But we love the pressure and the stress. Winning all titles is still possible. I have an idea of what to do and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s about playing for all titles.”
Bayern Munich’s decision to sack Julian Nagelsmann came as a shock to the footballing world and Nagelsmann himself. He is now reportedly being pursued by Tottenham.
The club, led by Oliver Kahn, will be seeking a quick response to their recent decline since the World Cup. Tuchel, with his experience and proven success at Chelsea, is seen as the perfect fit to turn things around quickly.
He led Chelsea to Champions League glory in less than six months. The Bayern hierarchy will be hoping he can achieve similar success with them.