Thomas Tuchel eyes head coach role at Bayern Munich

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel wants Bayern Munich as his next job. (Photo by DENIS LOVROVIC/AFP via Getty Images)
Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel wants Bayern Munich as his next job. (Photo by DENIS LOVROVIC/AFP via Getty Images) /

The 2022/23 season has seen significant scrutiny of Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann due to the inconsistent results in the Bundesliga. The German coach has still managed to guide Die Roten to the top of the points table, but only a superior goal difference separates them from Borussia Dortmund and Union Berlin.

At one point in the season, there was speculation about the future of Nagelsmann at Die Roten. However, the club chiefs have backed him publicly on numerous occasions. Hasan Salihamidzic recently insisted that Nagelsmann is part of the club’s long-term project. If Die Roten does look for a new coach, they will not be short of options.

According to L’Equipe (via iMiaSanMia), Thomas Tuchel prefers Bayern Munich as his next coaching assignment. The German coach is also keenly following the situation at Real Madrid, as several reports have suggested that Carlo Ancelotti will leave the Spanish capital in the summer. Tuchel wants to manage a big club after taking a break of a few months since leaving Chelsea in October.

The German head coach has been linked with a move to Bayern in the past. When Die Roten sacked Ancelotti in 2017, Tuchel was one of the top contenders for the role. However, the Bavarian club ended up hiring Niko Kovac, and Tuchel was hired by Paris Saint-Germain.

Tuchel joined Chelsea two years ago after getting the sack at PSG. The German coach made an instant impact at Stamford Bridge by helping Chelsea win the Champions League title in 2021. However, a poor start to the season and disagreements with the new owner led to Tuchel’s departure from Chelsea before the World Cup.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach surely has the pedigree and tactical acumen to manage Bayern, but he will have to wait longer to get this opportunity. Die Roten has no plans to part ways with Nagelsmann any time soon. They have backed him on and off the pitch to achieve long-term success and stability.

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For now, Bayern and Nagelsmann will focus on making the most of the current season. They are still competing on all fronts. Despite inconsistent form in the Bundesliga, Die Roten remains at the top of the points table. They also have a 1-0 advantage in the round of 16 clashes against PSG in the Champions League, while they host Eintracht Frankfurt in the quarter-final of the DFB Pokal on April 4. The club hierarchy will want to see Die Roten win at least two trophies by the end of the season.