Lothar Matthaus stated that Julian Nagelsmann created “too much trouble” at Bayern Munich, and he believes that the new boss, Thomas Tuchel, will bring stability to the team.
The German giants ruthlessly showed the door to Nagelsmann during the March international break and brought in Tuchel as his replacement, with the new manager penning a contract through to 2025.
Nagelsmann was axed despite guiding Bayern through to the Champions League quarter-finals with a perfect record and into the latter stages of the DFB-Pokal, with another Bundesliga title also still within their reach.
Matthaus criticized former Bayern Munich for making too much trouble
Bayern lost top spot in the division to Borussia Dortmund after a defeat to Bayer Leverkusen before the international break, which prompted the Bayern hierarchy to make a change.
It has since been reported that some players were glad to see the back of Nagelsmann, including Sadio Mane and Joao Cancelo, with the dressing room divided towards the end of his tenure.
Matthaus is glad that Tuchel has been brought in to steady the ship and has suggested that everything was far too up and down under Nagelsmann.
He said: “I assume that the team under Tuchel will be more stable again and that there will not be so many fluctuations in performance. Many games under Julian Nagelsmann were not Bayern-like, the fluctuations were too great. There was too much trouble.
Matthaus added: “Bayern will win because they are nervous, which is rarely pleasant for the opponent. Experience in games like this, the home advantage and the winning mentality speak in their favour.”