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Bayern Munich: Official! FCB separates from coach Julian Nagelsmann



Bayern Munich: Official!  FCB separates from coach Julian Nagelsmann

Now it’s official: FC Bayern has parted ways with coach Julian Nagelsmann with immediate effect. This was announced by the German record champions on Friday. The 35-year-old will be succeeded by Thomas Tuchel.

The decision about Nagelsmann’s future was made by CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic in consultation with President Herbert Hainer. With Nagelsmann, the assistant coaches Dino Toppmöller, Benjamin Glück and Xaver Zembrod will also be released.

“It was the most difficult decision in my time as a sporting director at FC Bayern. I have had an open, trusting, friendly relationship with Julian from day one. I regret the separation from Julian. But after a thorough analysis of the sporting development of our team Especially since January and with the experience of the second half of the pre-season, we have now decided together to release Julian. I am very grateful to Julian for what he has done for FC Bayern and I wish him all the best, “Salihamidzic is quoted as saying in the press release .

Kahn made a similar statement: “When we signed Julian Nagelsmann for FC Bayern in the summer of 2021, we were convinced that we would work with him on a long-term basis – and this was the goal of all of us right up to the end. Julian shares our aspiration to be successful and attractive But now we’ve come to the realization that the quality of our squad – despite the German championship last year – has shown itself less and less frequently.”

Nagelsmann’s successor will be Thomas Tuchel. The 49-year-old has been without a club since leaving Chelsea in September. The ex-Dortmund coach had previously been traded as a favorite for the Munich coaching position.

Last Sunday, Bayern surprisingly lost their lead in the Bundesliga to BVB. After the 2-1 defeat in Leverkusen, Salihamidzic launched a sweeping attack and opened a mentality debate.

In the run-up to the recent bankruptcy, Nagelsmann was repeatedly criticized for the fluctuating performance in the league. In the Champions League, however, the German record champions have won all eight previous games. Manchester City are waiting in the quarter-finals with ex-coach Pep Guardiola.

Nagelsmann came to Munich for the 2021/22 season for the record sum of 25 million euros from league competitor RB Leipzig. In his first year, however, it was “only” enough for the championship title, in the quarterfinals 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.

FC Bayern vs. BVB: The rest of the program in the Bundesliga

Gameday BVB FC Bayern
26 Bayern Munich (A) Borussia Dortmund (H)
27 Union Berlin (H) SC Freiburg (A)
28 VfB Stuttgart (A) TSG Hoffenheim (H)
29 Eintracht Frankfurt (H) Mainz 05 (A)
30 VfL Bochum (A) Hertha BSC (H)
31 VfL Wolfsburg (H) Werder Bremen (A)
32 Borussia M’Gladbach (H) Schalke 04 (H)
33 FC Augsburg (A) RB Leipzig (H)
34 Mainz 05 (H) 1. FC Cologne (A)