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Sacked Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann was notified of his shocking dismissal last night while on a skiing vacation in Austria according to the most up to date reports in Germany.
Thomas Tuchel is expected to replace Jurgen Nagelsmann at the Allianz Arena, with the former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain manager ready to begin his duties on Monday.
Bayern Munich, who have won the last ten consecutive Bundesliga titles, are currently second in the German top flight standings, one point behind rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern’s Shock Decision to Sack Nagelsmann
With Bayern still in the title battle and in the quarterfinals of the Champions League after defeating PSG 3-0 on aggregate in the previous knockout round, the news of Nagelsmann’s resignation has come as a shock to fans and the manager himself.
German newspaper Bild reports that the 35-year-old was skiing in Austria’s Zillertal on Thursday evening when he was informed of his dismissal via a phone call.
Nagelsmann won 60 of his 84 games in command of Bayern after joining the German giants in July of 2021.
During his time, he won one Bundesliga title and two German Super Cups.
Despite the fact that the coach had a perfect record in charge of Bayern in this year’s Champions League, with eight wins in eight games, he was relieved of his duties Thursday evening.
Bayern believed that a change in management would better safeguard their prospects of winning the treble before a run of critically important matches against Dortmund, Freiburg, and Manchester City.
Midway through the international break is a typical time for clubs to appoint new managers, and now ex-Chelsea boss Tuchel is set to take over.
Following his acrimonious departure from Bayern Munich, Nagelsmann has emerged as a leading candidate to succeed Antonio Conte at Tottenham, should Daniel Levy fire Conte before to the expiration of his contract this summer.
Ex-Spurs player Jamie O’Hara has already urged his former club to hire the unemployed boss, tweeting on Thursday that Spurs should contact the recently fired manager.
Bayern’s Leverkusen Defeat Condemns Nagelsmann
It was reported that after Bayern suffered defeat at Bayer Leverkusen recently, Nagelsmann gave his squad the hairdryer treatment after showing “zero per cent work rate.”
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also labelled his player’s “lazy, like I’ve never experienced” after their title-race blow.
The club currently find themselves in second position in the German Bundesliga on 52 points after 25 games played in the season.
Bayern sit just a point behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund, who have won two more games than their rivals. In third sit Union Berlin, who are just four points off Bayern as they enjoy a phenomenal season.
Munich’s loss to Leverkusen was just the side’s third defeat of the season and they have lost the fewest games off all their competitors.
However, Exequiel Palacios’ two goals was enough to give Leverkusen a 2-1 win over Bayern on Sunday and ultimately condemn Nagelsmann to be sacked by the club’s bosses.
Now Tuchel will face the pressure of guiding the side to a third consecutive Bundesliga and another Champions League victory.