Bayern Munich officially announced that it has parted ways with head coach Julian Nagelsmann on Friday. Former Dortmund and Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel will take over at the Bavarians.
Tuchel will receive a contract until June 30, 2025, and will supervise squad training for the first time on Monday.
Along with Nagelsmann, assistant coaches Dino Toppmoller, Benjamin Gluck, and Xaver Zembrod have also been released.
This decision was taken by CEO Oliver Kahn and board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic, in consultation with club president Herbert Hainer.
“When we signed Julian Nagelsmann for FC Bayern in the summer of 2021, we were convinced we would work with him on a long-term basis - and that was the goal of all of us right up to the end. Julian shares our aspiration to play successful and attractive football. But now we have come to the conclusion that the quality in our squad - despite the Bundesliga title last year - has come to the fore less and less often,” said Kahn
“After the World Cup, we have played less successfully and less attractively. The big fluctuations in performance have cast doubt on our goals for this season, but also our goals for the future. That is why we have acted now. Personally and on behalf of FC Bayern, I would like to thank Julian and his coaching team, and wish everyone the best of luck for the future,” he added.
“This has been the most difficult decision in my time as board member for sport at Bayern Munich. I have had an open, trusting, friendly relationship with Julian from day one. I regret the parting of the ways with Julian,” said Salihamidzic.
“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 previous season, we have now decided to release him. I am very grateful to Julian for what he has done for FC Bayern and I wish him all the best.”
Bayern is just a point behind league leader Borussia Dortmund ahead of their meeting on April 1 and is in the quarterfinal of the Champions League, where it will take on Manchester City.
Nagelsmann joined Bayern from RB Leipzig in 2021 and won the Bundesliga title with the club in his first season.
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