Bayern Munich has sacked manager Julian Nagelsmann and is set to bring in former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel as his replacement, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Julien Laurens on Thursday.
The sources said Tuchel will sign a contract in the coming days that runs until 2025 with the Bundesliga giants, adding that he had also been in contact with Tottenham in recent days about the possibility of replacing manager Antonio Conte under pressure.
Fabrizio Romano He was the first to break the news of Bayern Munich’s movements.
Bayern signed Nagelsmann away from RB Leipzig in April 2021 to replace departing Hansi Flick and led them to a 10th straight Bundesliga title last season.
Despite reaching the Champions League quarter-finals this season, Bayern are fighting for their standards in domestic competition, trailing Tuchel’s former team Borussia Dortmund by one point in the standings and just four. ahead of third place Union Berlin.
Bayern lost 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, allowing Dortmund to move into first place and Tuchel’s first game as manager will come in the next edition of The Klassiker on April 1, when he will lead the Bavarian team against his former club (stream live on ESPN+ at 12:30 p.m. ET).
Tuchel left Paris Saint-Germain at the start of 2021 to take over as manager at Chelsea and guided the Blues to the Champions League title in his first half of the season in charge. He was replaced by Graham Potter early in the 2022-23 campaign after Chelsea stumbled out.
Bayern will face Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals in April.