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FC Bayern apparently separates from Nagelsmann


According to consistent media reports, FC Bayern Munich has fired its coach Julian Nagelsmann. When looking for a successor, there is a clear favorite.

The Bild newspaper and Kicker reported on Thursday evening (March 23, 2023) that the Bayern coach was out. Nagelsmann (35) is playing the worst Bundesliga season in eleven years with Bayern.

At the weekend, FCB had at the 1:2 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen showed a disappointing performance and lost the Bundesliga table lead to Borussia Dortmund. After the international break, there will be a direct duel with the leaders in Munich on April 1st.

Thomas Tuchel successor candidate

There had been reports of contact between Bayern and Thomas Tuchel for a long time, and he is now the hottest candidate for a successor. The 49-year-old has been since Dismissal at Chelsea without a club in September 2022. Tuchel won the Champions League with the Londoners in 2021, which earned him the title of World Coach of the Year 2021.

Coach Thomas Tuchel

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Nagelsmann came to Munich for the 2021/22 season for a transfer fee of 25 million euros from league competitor RB Leipzig. In his first year it was enough for the championship title, but in the quarter-finals of the Champions League there was a surprising defeat against underdog FC Villarreal, in the DFB Cup a bitter 0:5 in the second round at Borussia Mönchengladbach.