Julian Nagelsmann was in a ski retreat when Bayern Munich delivered him sacking news: Reports
Julian Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich while he was on a skii trip in Austria and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel
Julian Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich while he was on a ski trip (Image Via- Google)
The last 24 hours have been quite eventful for Julian Nagelsmann and Bayern Munich. Last night Bayern Munich sacked Nagelsmann and appointed Thomas Tuchel. Julian Nagelsmann was on a skiing holiday whilst being informed of Bayern Munich sacking last night.
The club apparently informed Nagelsmann about the sacking last night while the german was on a skiing holiday in Austria, according to reports in Germany. The Bundesliga giants are set to appoint Thomas Tuchel to succeed Nagelsmann at the Allianz Arena. Tuchel is ready to start work on Monday. Bayern Munich has won the last 10 Bundesliga titles in a row, but this year, they are currently second in the league table, one point behind bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund.
The club has also progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League under the stewardship of Nagelsmann. According to the German outlet Bild, the 35-year-old was skiing in the Austrian Zillertal on Thursday evening when his agents informed him of the news.
Nagelsmann won 60 of his 84 games in charge of Bayern (71.4 per cent), having joined the club in July 2021. He won one Bundesliga trophy and two German Super Cups during his tenure. His perfect record in the Champions League this campaign eight wins from eight games did not save him either.
Eager for a clean slate ahead of crucial fixtures against Dortmund, Freiburg and Manchester City, Bayern felt a change in management would better protect their chances of winning the treble. Tuchel is poised to take over midway through the international break, a period often used by clubs to appoint new managers.
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Julian Nagelsmann’s public feud with Bayern Captain Neuer
In January, verbal shots were exchanged in the media between Bayern Munich’s longstanding captain, Manuel Neuer, and Nagelsmann. Neuer broke his leg in the winter break when he skied in his Bavarian hometown near the scenic Tegernsee lake. By all accounts, there was not nearly enough snow on the ground. Neuer also has a clause in his Bayern contract that forbids extreme sports.
Behind closed doors, Bayern’s bosses were livid. They protected their captain in the German media, sure. But with Neuer out for the rest of the season, trophies in three competitions were now at stake. Switzerland’s shot-stopper Yann Sommer was signed from Gladbach for $9 million to save the season. In a January power move, Nagelsmann fired goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic, a close confidante of Neuer. Tapalovic joined Bayern in 2011. Under Hansi Flick, he was even promoted to assistant coach. Tapalovic was the best man at Neuer’s wedding.
Tapalovic’s dismissal surprised many Bayern players. He had been at Sabener Strasse for more than a decade, worked under six coaches, and won the Champions League twice. Neuer lamented in an interview with The Athletic. He said, “I felt like my heart was being ripped out. It was the most brutal thing in my career”.
A chasm opened between the coach and goalkeeper. Nagelsmann refused to guarantee Neuer the captain’s armband after his return from injury. He chastised Neuer for speaking publicly, saying he acted selfishly.