Bayern Munich: Hansi Flick surprised by departure of Julian Nagelsmann

Hansi Flick disappointed by departure of Julian Nagelsmann from Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Hansi Flick disappointed by departure of Julian Nagelsmann from Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

The last couple of days has seen a significant development in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich decided to part ways with Julian Nagelsmann. The Bavarian club moved swiftly to conclude a deal for Thomas Tuchel. The former Chelsea boss will start his new coaching stint on Monday.

The departure of Julian Nagelsmann came as a big surprise. Things have not been that poor on the pitch that could have resulted in Nagelsmann’s departure. The Bavarian club remains favourites to win the league title, while performances in DFB Pokal and Champions League have been faultless this season.

However, Bayern chiefs were concerned by up and down form of the team since the second half of last season. Considering the availability of Thomas Tuchel, Die Roten decided to act in the international break instead of waiting until the end of the season. Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Kahn considered it a difficult decision but essential to protect the sporting ambitions of the season.

Nagelsmann’s sacking did come as a surprise for other coaches in football. While talking to ProSiebenMAXX on Friday (via iMiaSanMia), former Bayern head coach Flick expressed disappointment about the departure of Nagelsmann. He insisted that it is a great shame that Nagelsmann will not be able to compete on all fronts after doing the hardwork earlier this season.

"“I think it’s a pity that he’s now being deprived of the chance to win three titles. He remains an outstanding coach. Bayern players in the national team were very surprised, just like I was.”"

Joshua Kimmich also spoke glowingly about Nagelsmann while talking to the media on Friday. The German midfielder insisted that Nagelsmann is one of the top three head coaches in his career. Other Bayern players also paid their gratitude to Nagelsmann on social media.

Despite the way Nagelsmann’s sudden departure from Bayern, he will not be short of offers in the summer. The Times in the UK has already reported that Tottenham Hotspur is weighing up a move for Nagelsmann. The London-based club is expected to part ways with Antonio Conte at the end of the season.

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Meanwhile, Bayern would hope to achieve consistency in results and performances under Tuchel. The record Bundesliga champions will hope to go a good run of results after the international break to achieve the sporting objectives of the season.

Die Roten’s first game after the break will be against Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena. It is a crucial game in the context of the title race, as both sides are separated by a point. Meanwhile, they are set to face Manchester City and Freiburg in the Champions League and DFB Pokal, respectively.