Bayern Munich bosses have reportedly grown angry with Thomas Tuchel over his ‘erratic’ behavior during the summer transfer window.
The Bundesliga giants signed five players this summer, including Harry Kane in a club-record £100m deal with Tottenham.
An area where Tuchel was keen to strengthen as the number 6, with the former Chelsea boss holding a stake in Declan Rice before joining Arsenal, while the German giants also missed out on Fulham’s Joao Palhinha.
After their 2-1 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach, Tuchel told reporters: “The team is a bit thin, a bit small. We have six defensive players trained for a four-player chain, which is perfect.
As reported PICTURETuchel’s ‘repeated negative statements’ have annoyed Bayern bosses who believe his public demands are running out.
Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly frustrated the club’s owners with his ‘strange transfer behaviour’ during the summer transfer window.
Tuchel repeatedly claimed a number 6 like Declan Rice (left) or Fulham’s Joao Palhinha, while the club were keen to get Harry Kane (right) through the door.
Bayern bosses believe Tuchel’s behavior has been ‘erratic’ with his comments about their ‘thin squad’ causing ‘complete misunderstanding’ (Karl Heinz-Rummenigge pictured with Uli Hoeness)
Tuchel’s behavior during the summer window has been described as ‘erratic’ internally, with many players’ names thrown into play as bosses believe he was trying to be ‘too creative’.
One of their frustrations was the pressure from Tuchel to sign Rice, when they felt Kane was the priority.
The club would have been unlikely to sign both players, with Rice costing Arsenal even more than his £105million England team-mate.
Bayern’s transfer committee felt that signing a No.6 was more important to Tuchel than a striker, but after signing Kane they agreed to his demands and pushed for Palhinha after the manager’s public demands.
The German club made an initial offer of £47m, but this was later rejected by the London club – who had originally priced it at £90m.
That move fell through as the London club failed to find a replacement in time – not helped by the German window closing earlier than the English one.
This happened despite the Portugal international arriving at Bayern Munich to have his picture taken with the club’s kit.
Tuchel’s comments about the squad’s thinness came after the transfer window closed and reportedly caused ‘complete misunderstanding within the club’s management’.
Bayern Munich finally found their man as Kane joined the club from Tottenham for £100million (pictured alongside CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen
Bayern failed to land Joao Palhinha as the deal fell apart shortly before the window closed.
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The German giants had been linked with a host of other players throughout the transfer window.
After selling Benjamin Pavard to Inter Milan, Bayern Munich considered bringing in another defender.
However, it seems the club haven’t approved the signings of Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah or Germany international Armel Bella-Kotchap. Tuchel reportedly convinced Chalobah to make the move in a phone call beforehand.
Tuchel reportedly agreed to the club re-signing Joao Cancelo, on loan from Man City last season, only to change his mind after consulting his coaching staff – with the Portugal international since joining Manchester City.
Bayern bosses were also hoping Tuchel would be ‘clearer’ on the goalkeeper profile he was looking for, as they seek cover for injured Manuel Neuer.
The former Chelsea boss is said to have repeatedly offered new suggestions, including Bono, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Robert Sanchez, before finally signing Israeli Daniel Peretz.
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Meanwhile, Bayern Munich bosses have not allowed Trevoh Chalobah’s arrival.
Over the summer, Bayern also signed Kim Min-jae from Napoli, with Konrad Leimer and Raphael Guerriero joining them at the end of their contracts with rival clubs RB Leipzig and Borrussia Dortmund respectively.
Tuchel barely managed to offer the club the Bundesliga title last season, having replaced Julian Nagelsmann in March.
This was due to Borussia Dortmund being held to a 2-2 draw against Mainz, with Bayern Munich picking up a dramatic late victory against Cologne on the final day.
Despite the club’s frustrations with the manager, Bayern are on a 100 per cent record to start the season with three straight Bundesliga wins.
In the Champions League, they were drawn in a group alongside Manchester United, Galatasaray and Copenhagen.