FC Bayern Munich and Julian Nagelsmann go their separate ways.
tz chief reporter Manuel Bonke comments on the current situation.
Munich - There was a scene in Leverkusen that has remained in the memory of those responsible for FC Bayern Munich: After the frighteningly weak first quarter of an hour, Julian Nagelsmann called midfielder Leon Goretzka and gave him tactical instructions.
Unfortunately, the team could do very little with this change and there was unrest on the pitch.
So a few minutes later, the trainer invited Joshua Kimmich into the coaching zone and explained his plans to him too - with moderate success.
The players' uncertainty was still palpable, and the surprising opening goal couldn't hide that.
In vain Munich, it is of course more difficult to admit mistakes in groundbreaking decisions
In the end, the Munich team lost 2-1 and the decision of the executive floor around CEO Oliver Kahn, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and President Herbert Hainer: Nagelsmann's days on Säbener Straße are numbered.
A hard but consistent decision that was not easy for the club management.
After all, Nagelsmann was the first head coach appointed by Kahn, Salihamidzic and Hainer alone after Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge retired from operational business.
In vain Munich, it is of course more difficult to admit mistakes in groundbreaking decisions.
tz chief reporter Manuel Bonke comments on the dismissal of Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann.
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Nagelsmann should shape an era in Munich - but not at any price
The Landsberger came to Munich with enormous advance praise and was pompously equipped with a five-year contract.
In retrospect, it is clear that a three-year contract would have done the trick and saved the club a lot of money.
But the message behind it was clear: Nagelsmann should shape an era in Munich - but not at any price, as is clear in hindsight.
Sporting success in the present is more important to the decision-makers of the German record champions than rosy prospects for the future.
Commentary on Nagelsmann-Aus: Hard, consistent - and in the end a possible quick shot
The young football coach from Landsberg is now experiencing this firsthand.
Also because with Thomas Tuchel an adequate successor is already pawing his hooves in Munich.
And this is where it gets interesting for the assessment of the work of the bosses - above all for sports director Salihamidzic: If Tuchel falls short of expectations, Nagelsmann's expulsion will be blamed on him as a hasty shot and his work will also be questioned.
If Tuchel is successful, Brazzo will be celebrated for his vision.
The red Bayern world is once again black or white.
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