BUNDESLIGA: Bayern chiefs reveal the real reasons for Nagelsmann sacking
Despite Julian Nagelsmann’s relatively successful tenure as manager, two top-ranking Bayern Munich executives have revealed the circumstances surrounding his shocking dismissal.
Thomas Tuchel, a former manager of Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea, was set to take over the team when Nagelsmann was fired on Thursday night, shocking the football community.
Nagelsmann was fired while his Bayern Munich squad was in the DFB Pokal and UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, and they were only one point out of first place in the Bundesliga.
After the international break, Bayern Munich could have overtaken Borussia Dortmund as the league’s top team by playing them, but the young manager was even denied the opportunity. Borussia Dortmund is currently leading the Bundesliga.
Despite leading Bayern Munich to a tenth Bundesliga championship, Nagelsmann was let go, and top Bavarian officials have been forced to explain their peculiar choice.
Oliver Kahn, a current CEO and former goalkeeper for Bayern Munich, commented on the situation, saying, “Quality of our squad has shown less and less often. We have fewer games since January.
Strong performance swings threaten not only our short-term objectives but also our long-term objectives. So we responded.
While another former player, Hassan Salihamidzic, who is currently a director, stated, “We have now decided together to release Julian after thoroughly analyzing the sporting development of our team, especially since January and with the experience of the second half of the previous season.”.
Bayern will now look to hire Tuchel in the hopes that the German coach can advance the team in ways that Nagelsmann was unable to, beginning with regaining the lead against Borussia Dortmund.