Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel is yet to completely assemble his coaching staff. The German coach has brought in Arno Michels and Zsolt Low as his assistant coaches at Bayern. However, he is still looking to add Anthony Barry from Chelsea to his staff.
In his first press conference as Bayern’s head coach last weekend, Tuchel publicly expressed interest in bringing Barry to the club. Die Roten is ready to fulfill Tuchel’s wish as they have started negotiations with Chelsea. The first offer for compensation from Bayern has been turned down by the South London club.
Tuchel once again reiterated on Friday that both clubs are talking for Barry, and he remains optimistic about a positive conclusion to the negotiations. However, the latest update from England suggests that Rekordmeister will have to wait longer to get Barry to Bavaria.
According to Guardian, Chelsea may look to part ways with Barry after their potential Champions League clash in the semi-final. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s head coach Graham Potter has confirmed talks between both clubs. Barry remains away from first-team training at Chelsea due to interest from Bayern.
Chelsea can face Bayern if they win their quarter-final clash against Real Madrid and Die Roten beat Manchester City in the same round. The London-based club will end up facing Bayern in the semi-finals of the competition.
It does look like a negotiation tactic from Chelsea to get the desired compensation for Barry. Bayern and Tuchel would ideally like to have Barry in Bavaria next week. The 36-year-old English coach is also reportedly open to reuniting with Tuchel at Die Roten. The duo had worked together at Chelsea. Barry continued to work with the first team after the departure of Tuchel in September.
Barry is known for specializing in set-piece routines. He is considered one of the most promising young coaches in English football. Tuchel, Barry, and Bayern will look to resolve the deadlock with Chelsea next week to get the coaching staff ready for the big Champions League game against Manchester City in the second week of April.
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Tuchel will begin his stint as Bayern coach on Saturday against Borussia Dortmund. The German coach got a week-long training session with a few senior players since the majority of the squad was away with the national teams. Tuchel is not eyeing major change to the system and personnel against Dortmund in the hope of getting the victory and setting the tone for the rest of the campaign.