Thomas Tuchel took advantage of the first speech to his players after his dismissal by Bayern Munich to send a message to those in the locker room who were eager to see him leave, according to reports in Germany.
The former Chelsea manager received his marching orders last week amid a turbulent run for the Bundesliga giants, but will remain at the club until the end of the season as the club searches for his successor.
Defeats to league leaders Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Bochum in the German top flight and a shock defeat against Lazio in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 helped sharpen the board’s resolve. to let Tuchel go after weeks of speculation in Bavaria. .
One of the key reasons for the 50-year-old’s departure is believed to have been his poor relationships with several established stars, including Joshua Kimmich.
And in an attempt to motivate those players for the end of the season, Tuchel’s first meeting with his players last Wednesday following the news contained a special directive to the stars who might be happy to see him go.
Details of Thomas Tuchel’s first speech after his dismissal from Bayern Munich are leaked
The Bundesliga giants are going through a turbulent run marked by major defeats in the league and Champions League, hurting their title hopes this campaign.
Tuchel has a difficult relationship with several of the club’s top stars, such as Joshua Kimmich.
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according to BILDTuchel gave a speech to clarify the situation: “There are no longer debates every week, everyone knows that.”
“We can still achieve something, we have to win.”
The former Paris Saint-Germain coach was reportedly upbeat and combative, singling out dissident players with the suggestion: “You can all introduce yourself to the new coach now.”
Tuchel was joined by Bayern chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen, who had another ominous omen for those who may have performed poorly under their current manager.
“Now we will take a closer look,” he is believed to have said. ‘You are responsible!’
Dreesen later told the publication that the players will have to put the club first in a bid to save their places in the team ahead of the summer window.
“I emphatically told the players that their personal interests must come before those of the club and the team,” Dreesen emphasized. ‘The most important thing is FC Bayern.
“The players must now bring to the field the quality that they undoubtedly have and must feel grabbed by this honor.”
Bayern’s general manager, Jan-Christian Dreesen, was also present at the locker room talk.
Tuchel’s signing, Harry Kane, admitted there was some ‘sadness’ with his departure
Although Tuchel has been a divisive figure in the dressing room during his 10 months in Munich, one key player claimed he was disappointed his time at the club was coming to an end.
The head coach fought hard to secure the signature of Harry Kane over the summer and the England captain has flourished under him this season, scoring a mammoth 31 goals and registering a further eight assists since his successful exit from Tottenham.
After scoring both goals during Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win against RB Leipzig on Saturday night, Kane praised his coach as “a great coach and a very good guy.”
“The club made a decision,” Kane said. “The players have to show our responsibility to the coach, our responsibility to the club, give everything we have for the season.
‘Of course we are sad because he is a top manager and a very good guy. The Club made the decision to separate in the summer and that is football.
‘We have good characters. “That’s all we can do, keep working, keep pushing.”
Bayer Leverkusen coach, Xabi Alonso, has been named as a possible successor at Bayern
The 50-year-old looked enthusiastic as he greeted fans at the club’s first match after the news broke.
The victory against Leipzig leaves Bayern eight points behind Bayer Leverkusen, whose coach Xabi Alonso has been appointed as Tuchel’s replacement.
For his part, the German manager is believed to be eager to return to Premier League football after his spell at Chelsea was cut short by incoming co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Egbali in September 2022.
Liverpool, Manchester United and his former club are among those who could be looking for a new manager at the end of the season.