Bayern Munich hoping to achieve coaching stability

Jan-Christian Dreesen is hoping that Bayern Munich will achieve coaching stability in the summer after deciding to part ways with Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season.
Bayern Munich hoping to achieve coaching stability with their next appointment.
Bayern Munich hoping to achieve coaching stability with their next appointment. / Daniel Kopatsch/GettyImages

It is going to be another summer of a new head coach at Bayern Munich. The record Bundesliga champions confirmed Thomas Tuchel’s departure at the end of the season. The club chiefs took this decision after Bayern lost three consecutive games in seven days.

Tuchel will leave Bayern just over 12 months after replacing Julian Nagelsmann. The former PSG head coach was appointed in April last year after Nagelsmann was sacked for inconsistency in performances. Tuchel helped Bayern retain the Bundesliga title dramatically last season.

Since ending the ongoing campaign without a trophy became a real possibility for Bayern, Tuchel was always in danger of losing the job. He wanted to stay in Munich at least until the end of his contract (2025), but Bayern chiefs decided to move in the other direction in the summer.

Bayern have reportedly identified Xabi Alonso as their top target to replace Tuchel. The Spaniard is currently enjoying a terrific campaign with Bayer Leverkusen. While talking to DPA (via iMiaSanMia), CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen admitted that Bayern are looking to achieve coaching stability with the next appointment.

""It's at least something we can do better. We want more continuity in the coaching position again. That's what we strive for.""

Jan-Christian Dreesen

The Bavarian club has struggled for continuity in the coaching position ever since the departure of Pep Guardiola in 2016. Carlo Ancelotti lasted for 15 months, while Niko Kovac, Hansi Flick, and Julian Nagelsmann also managed to stay at the club for less than two years.

Bayern have achieved a lot of success despite not having coaching stability, which also includes a historic treble under Flick. Despite enjoying success under different coaches, Rekordmeister wants to have a coach who can help them achieve sustained success over a long period. Die Roten hoped Nagelsmann to be the long-term coach when they signed him for five years, but they failed to show patience with him.

Considering the turnover of coaches at Bayern, younger coaches like Xabi Alonso will be wary about taking up the job. The Spaniard is also attracting strong interest from Liverpool. The Merseyside club reportedly considers Alonso as the ideal successor to Jurgen Klopp.

Bayern will have a new structure behind the coach from the summer as Max Eberl is set to join the club at the board level. Sporting director Christoph Freund and Eberl will look to seal the deal for the new coach before the end of the season. The Bavarian club will hope that the next coaching appointment helps them to tick all the boxes, including stability.