Thomas Tuchel OUT? Bayern Munich identifies interim manager following EMBARRASSING defeat to bottom-half team

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Thomas Tuchel OUT? Bayern Munich identifies interim manager following EMBARRASSING defeat to bottom-half team

Thomas Tuchel may lose his position to Ole Gunnar Solksjaer (Via X/@FabrizioRomano & UTDHub)

Warning bells have started to ring for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Thomas Tuchel‘s position as manager is under serious threat as the possibility of going ‘trophyless’ presents itself. Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been put into the mix as well, as the club reportedly looks for an emergency replacement.

The Bavarians are a mammoth eight points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen and trailing 1-0 to Lazio in the Champions League Round of 16. To top things off, Tuchel’s side fell 3-2 to 11th place VfL Bochum in an unconvincing display away from home. Even though initial reports suggested that Bayern were unwilling to make a switch at the helm midway through the season, recent showings may have forced management to change its mind.

As per reports, former United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been identified as the interim manager, if Bayern are to make a change. The Norwegian held the reins at United from 2018 to 2021, leading the team to a Europa League final and second-place finish in the Premier League.

His win percentage at the club was 54.17%, much lower than that of Thomas Tuchel‘s 68.75%.

Three straight losses for Bayern as Bochum stun Tuchel and co.

Three away games, three defeats. That’s certainly not something Bayern Munich and their fans would be used to. A proper beating against Leverkusen, a frustrating night against Lazio, and a poor showing against Bochum put Bayern Munich and Thomas Tuchel on the verge of ‘elimination’.

Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano scored Bochum’s first of the night against Bayern. (Via X/@VfLBochum1848eV)

Furthermore, the game against bottom-half side Bochum summed up the team’s fortunes as Bayern now trails Leverkusen by eight points.

The game began with a sublime strike from Jamal Musiala to give Bayern the lead. However, the home side upped the ante close to half-time, and two quick goals from Takuma Asano and Keven Schlotterbeck saw Bayern go into the dressing room trailing. Things went from bad to worse for Bayern as Dayot Upamecano picked up his second consecutive red card. The Frenchman came under racist abuse as Bayern lost to Lazio last week.

Moreover, Upamecano’s foul and the subsequent penalty from Kevin Stoger put Bayern 3-1 behind with over ten minutes to go. Harry Kane grabbed his side’s second, though his goal proved to be too little, too late for the visitors.

As Leverkusen don’t seem likely to slip up on an eight-point lead, fans are forced to wonder why Bayern are going through an era of misfortunes – is it the Tottenham (Kane) curse, or was it the management’s decision to fix something that was already ‘working’? Fans shall wait and see.

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