Julian Nagelsmann has responded to Bayern Munich’s act of disclosing his dismissal news even before informing him.
During the March international break, Bayern fired the 35-year-old German manager and brought in former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel to replace him.
The club announced Nageslmann’s departure and Tuchel’s appointment on the same day, despite the media having mentioned the former Chelsea manager’s name a few days prior.
Sports 360, Nageslmann’s managing agency, claimed that the club didn’t reach out to the manager before dismissing him.
However, CEO Oliver Kahn told Sky Germany pundit Lothar Matthaus that they couldn’t arrange a face-to-face meeting with Nagelsmann as he was on vacation during the international break.
Later, he asserted that the manager was informed of his termination before the media reported it.
Bayern Munich reached the quarter-final of the Champions League with a flawless record under Nagelsmann’s guidance.
However, after losing to Bayer Leverkusen just before the international break, they fell two points behind Dortmund in the title race.
This loss led the Bayern officials to dismiss Nagelsmann and replace him with Tuchel.
Nagelsmann said: “There has been no contact or try to get in contact from Bayern. After all the rumours in the media, the management of Julian Nagelsmann contacted Hasan Salihamidzic by themselves.”
It was also reported that the manager had disagreements with various players, including new recruits such as Sadio Mane and Joao Cancelo, who desired Nagelsmann’s removal.
Meanwhile, players like Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich advocated for him to remain as the manager.