Julian Nagelsmann has been fired as coach of Bayern Munich, the club has confirmed through official channels. BILD already wrote on Thursday about the upcoming congé of the 35-year-old coach, who now has to look for a new club. Thomas Tuchel will be his successor the record master. The ex-trainer of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, among others, signs until mid-2025. Tuchel will face the group for the first time on Monday.
The news of Nagelsmann’s dismissal is striking, as Bayern are still in the race for the championship, have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League and are in the quarter-finals of the cup tournament. However, according to transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, there were serious problems between Nagelsmann and Bayern’s club management. Also from the group of players there would be little confidence in the tactical choices of the German. Just like Nagelsmann, assistant trainers Dino Toppmöller, Benjamin Glück and Xaver Zembrod also have to leave the field.
According to the German Sky Sports There are several reasons for the dismissal of Nagelsmann. First of all, the sporting development in the Bundesliga is disappointing. The club alternates good periods with lesser ones and last weekend they lost 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen. As a result, Borussia Dortmund is the leader of the Bundesliga with one point ahead of Bayern. On April 1, after the international match period, Bayern will take on Dortmund at home. Second, the development of acquisitions and talents is disappointing, with the exception of Jamal Musiala.
Sports 1 adds that the club management is disappointed with the relatively meager playing time for talents such as Ryan Gravenberch, Mathys Tel, Paul Wanner and Arijon Ibrahimovic. The management would have overlooked that if Bayern had been more consistent. The club management and players were also disappointed that Nagelsmann went on a skiing holiday, while the selection was just working. According to the club management, Nagelsmann sent the wrong signal. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, supervisory board chairman Herbert Hainer and general manager Oliver Kahn did not want to comment on Friday morning.
Nagelsmann started his coaching career at FC Augsburg, where he was responsible for the youth. He also trained various youth teams at 1860 Munich and TSG Hoffenheim, after which he became independent for the first time in 2016. Via Hoffenheim, he earned a transfer to RB Leipzig in 2019. led by Nagelsmann those Roten Bulls group winners in the Champions League, qualifying for the first time in club history for the knockout stages of the billion dollar ball. Leipzig eventually stranded in the semi-finals.
Nagelsmann’s performance earned him an agreement with Bayern in the spring of 2021, where he succeeded Hansi Flick. Bayern reportedly paid 25 million euros to Leipzig and made the 35-year-old coach the most expensive trainer of all time. The previous record was held by André Villas-Boas, who was snatched away by Chelsea from FC Porto in 2011 for 15 million euros. With Bayern, Nagelsmann, who will probably receive thirty million euros, won the national title once and the German Supercup twice.