Thomas Tuchel succeeds his predecessor Julian Nagelsmann after the defeat against Leipzig. Meanwhile, the ex-Bayern coach is back in talks in England.
Munich – Thomas Tuchel came to FC Bayern as Julian Nagelsmann's successor and was supposed to save the season. After two months in office, the record champions are facing their first titleless season in eleven years. Tuchel is reacting increasingly irritably to the crisis and is openly opposing his predecessor Nagelsmann for the first time.
|Born:||29 August 1973 (age 49 years), Krumbach (Swabia)|
|Associations (among others):||FSV Mainz 05, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Chelsea, FC Bayern|
|Achievements (among others):||Champions League winner, French champion, DFB Cup winner|
Tuchel thin-skinned after Bayern bankruptcy: taunting predecessor Nagelsmann
After being knocked out in the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal and the Champions League, FC Bayern are also in danger of missing out on the German championship. After the 1-3 defeat against RB Leipzig last weekend, the gap to new league leaders Borussia Dortmund is two points with one matchday to go before the end of the season.
Tuchel raged after Bayern's defeat: "If we lose, I want to lose a better team, a better form on the day. I don't want to lose because the game just slips through our hands. Because no one does what makes us strong and what makes a team strong." The 49-year-old seems increasingly perplexed by the fluctuating performances of his players. In the heat of the moment, Tuchel even slipped out a thoughtless statement in the direction of Nagelsmann.
Thomas Tuchel taunts ex-Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann. © ActionPictures/Sven Simon/Imago
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"If everything had been fine, you wouldn't have had to change the coach," Tuchel said after the game. The Krumbacher teases Nagelsmann for the first time, but did not want to shirk his responsibility despite his dissatisfaction with the season. "And in any case, we're not running away from responsibility and we're going to get there." One thing is certain: Tuchel has a catastrophic record at FC Bayern, figures show the bitter Nagelsmann comparison.
"That was the first time that there was a small spike against Nagelsmann. Translated, this means: What has to be worked through now, Tuchel just can't do in the short time," said Bild football boss Christian Falk in the TV show "Lage der Liga". "Tuchel never followed suit. But now you realize how thin-skinned he is getting and that it is slowly coming up. He always says he's in charge now, but it's already come through that he's not responsible for everything that's happening now, because he's only been here for a few weeks."
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Meanwhile, Nagelsmann is said to be a candidate at Tottenham Hotspur again. According to the English newspaper The Times, there were further talks between the ex-Bayern coach and Spurs after he was initially no longer a candidate at the top club.
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Accordingly, however, the 35-year-old first calls for clarity about the next sporting director. However, there should not be a quick decision. Meanwhile, there is sweet news from Julian Nagelsmann and his Lena. (ck)