How Bayern Munich BRUTALLY ditched Julian Nagelsmann while he was on skiing holiday - and didn't even tell him!
- Change on the cards at Allianz Arena
- Tuchel being lined up to take the reins
- Possible Treble still on for 2022-23
WHAT HAPPENED? The Bundesliga giants have decided to make a change in their dugout during the March international break, giving incoming coach – which will be former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel – time in which to work with a star-studded squad before domestic action resumes. Nagelsmann had been expecting to see that process through to the end of the 2022-23 campaign, but he suddenly finds himself out of work.
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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Nagelsmann, who is still considered to be one of the best young managers in the business, was informed of his dismissal on Thursday evening while away in the Austrian Zillertal – with the news stunning him as much as anybody. He had won 60 of his 84 games in charge of Bayern (71.4 win percentage) and boasted a perfect record of eight victories from as many matches in this season’s Champions League – with Bayern through to the quarter-finals there, where they are due to face Manchester City.
AND WHAT'S MORE: He has, having been appointed back in the summer of 2021, now been relieved of his duties by the winners of the last 10 Bundesliga titles. Bayern are looking to make a fresh start despite having publicly stated commitment to Nagelsmann on a regular basis over recent weeks and backing him on and off the field in recent transfer windows with new additions to the playing and coaching staff.
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WHAT NEXT? Nagelsamann had been contracted to Bayern through to 2026, but ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel is now set to return to his homeland and oversee a Treble bid at the Allianz Arena which may yet deliver Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB-Pokal triumphs.