Bayern named former Chelsea boss, Tuchel as new manager


Bayern Munich have appointed for former Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel as replacement for Julian Nagelsmann who was sacked on Friday noon.

Tuchel will be in charge of the Bundesliga side until 2025 and will take training for the first time on Monday.

The German side have won the past 10 Bundesliga titles and sit second in the table this season – one point behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

They beat Paris St-Germain to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, where they will face Manchester City.

Tuchel, 49, was sacked by Premier League club Chelsea in September.

Bayern chief executive Oliver Kahn said: “When we signed Julian Nagelsmann 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.

“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.

“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 Bayern, I would like to thank Julian and his coaching team, and wish everyone the best of luck for the future.”

Nagelsmann, 35, joined Bayern after a spell at RB Leipzig and won the league by eight points in his first season in charge. He also led the team to back-to-back German Supercup wins.

But a 2-1 defeat by Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday left them with just five wins from their past 10 league games.

Assistant coaches Dino Toppmoller, Benjamin Gluck and Xaver Zembrod have also left the club.

Bayern’s next game is against league leaders Dortmund on Saturday, 1 April.

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