Bayern Munich not planning to sack Thomas Tuchel after Bochum defeat

Bayern Munich are reportedly not thinking about sacking Thomas Tuchel after suffering their third consecutive defeat in seven days.
Bayern Munich not planning to sack Thomas Tuchel this week despite defeat against VfL Bochum.
Bayern Munich not planning to sack Thomas Tuchel this week despite defeat against VfL Bochum. / Silvia Lore/GettyImages

It has been a disastrous week for Bayern Munich as they suffered their third consecutive defeat on Sunday. The Bavarian club trails Bayer Leverkusen by eight points in the Bundesliga title race after losing 3-2 away at VfL Bochum on matchday 22.

Before the defeat against Bochum, Bayern had also suffered defeats against Lazio and Bayer Leverkusen in the last few days. The pressure is mounting on Thomas Tuchel as ending the season without a trophy is more than a possibility for Bayern.

There has been significant speculation about Thomas Tuchel's future since the defeat against Werder Bremen in January. Die Roten have consistently suggested that they are backing the German coach to turn the team’s fortunes on the pitch. Despite losing ground in the title race, it does look like Bayern are not giving up on Tuchel just yet.

According to Sky Sports in Germany, Bayern are not planning to part ways with Thomas Tuchel this week after the defeat against VfL Bochum. The club CEO has already confirmed that Tuchel will remain at Bayern after the defeat on Sunday. The German coach is also not planning to resign, as he remains determined to turn things around sooner rather than later.

If not now, it does look like Tuchel will leave Bayern in the summer unless he ends up helping the team win the Champions League and Bundesliga. Along with good results, Tuchel also needs to get better collective performances on the pitch. The team looks completely broken at both ends of the pitch at the moment.

Bayern do not have a mid-week game, so the focus will directly shift towards next weekend’s game against RB Leipzig. The club chiefs will have to intervene if Bayern fail to win that game at Allianz Arena. Even a draw may not help Tuchel to save his job.

The Bavarian club is not afraid to make coaching changes midway through the season. They have sacked Niko Kovac, Carlo Ancelotti, and Julian Nagelsmann midway through the season in the past eight years. Nagelsmann’s dismissal was shocking as Bayern were alive in all competitions at the end of March last year despite inconsistency in performances over the campaign.

The game against RB Leipzig will be very challenging for Tuchel. He needs to get a strong reaction from the team. Die Roten may not end up retaining the league title, but Tuchel needs to show in the next few games that he is the man to lead the rebuild at the club beyond this season. A big week ahead for Tuchel and Bayern.