RB Leipzig boss aims dig at Bayern Munich over struggle to find new head coach

Max Eberl, Christoph Freund
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RB Leipzig boss Oliver Mintzlaff couldn't help but poke fun at Bayern Munich over their search for a new head coach to replace Thomas Tuchel.

Bayern Munich have been trying to find a replacement for Thomas Tuchel since the decision was made in February to part ways with him at the end of the season. Now it finally appears that there is some light at the end of the long tunnel, and it looks like Tuchel could well stay on as Bayern head coach.

Following Bayern Munich's failed attempts to lure Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann, and Ralf Rangnick, Oliver Mintzlaff aimed a dig at the club's long-drawn search for a new head coach. "Bayern has always been a very good customer of ours. But we currently have nothing we can offer them for, let's say, 25 million," Mintzlaff said during his appearance on the Spielmacher podcast (via BILD)

The 48 year old, who is the managing director of Red Bull, and was previously the CEO at RB Leipzig was referencing the high transfer fee Bayern Munich paid for Nagelsmann in 2021.

Mintzlaff also said that RB Leipzig would have liked to keep Nagelsmann for longer, as they could have won the Bundesliga title with the now-Germany head coach. "I believe that if we had had this continuity, which is so brutally important in sport and football, we would have achieved even more, and perhaps even won the Bundesliga title."

Bayern Munich bosses Max Eberl and Christoph Freund, who also have a connection with the Red Bull sports organization, will now hope to seal an agreement with Thomas Tuchel to stay on as head coach in the coming days.