Thomas Tuchel named new Bayern Munich boss as Julian Nagelsmann sacking confirmed

Reports emerged on Thursday evening of the German giants’ plan to do without coach Nagelsmann, 35, who cost a world record when he arrived from RB Leipzig two years ago.

However, Bayern’s less than dominant form in the Bundesliga has seen them slip behind Borussia Dortmund in the title race.

Talk of the behind-the-scenes issues came to a head this week, with the club confirming their decision to change managers.

A brief statement from Bayern said: “This decision has been taken by CEO Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic in consultation with club chairman Herbert Hainer.”

Assistant coaches Dino Toppmoller, Benjamin Gluck and Xaver Zembrod also left.

Tuchel, 49, has signed a contract until the summer of 2025 and will take charge of training on Monday ahead of Munich’s meeting with Dortmund the following Saturday.

The German previously coached Borussia at the 2017 German Cup before spells at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain which saw him reject a reported lead from Bayern.

Tottenham were keen on Tuchel in their bid to replace Antonio Conte but were forced to look elsewhere.

Rumors linking the North London club and Nagelsmann are growing, with the way now officially clear for them to make an approach.

Spurs targeted the former Leipzig boss two years ago before he agreed to coach Munich.

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