FC Bayern: Tuchel is said to be willing to give up salary for Nagelsmann’s job

Thomas Tuchel could benefit from the current crisis at FC Bayern.Image: www.imago-images.de / photo booth

09/21/2022, 14:3609/21/2022, 16:31

Philipp Kay Koppen

For the first time since 2002, Bayern Munich have been without a win in four games in the league. The word “crisis” is on everyone’s lips, during the obligatory visit to the Wiesn on Sunday there was apparently a bad mood at the Bayern bosses’ table.

The German sports press reacted with astonishment to the star-studded squad’s continuing lack of a win. Unlike the Bayern bosses, however, public criticism does not stop at Julian Nagelsmann.

“Sport Bild” now also wants to get an insight into the plans of Thomas Tuchel, who is currently without a club, which are said to involve FC Bayern.

With his European Cup victory with Chelsea, Tuchel was named Fifa world coach in 2021.

With his European Cup victory with Chelsea, Tuchel was named Fifa world coach in 2021.Image: www.imago-images.de / Adam Davy

Tuchel was probably impressed by Nagelsmann’s job at Bayern

Accordingly, the coach who was recently dismissed from Chelsea was quite impressed by the Nagelsmann post. Tuchel would supposedly even be willing to earn the job for less money than he could collect in England. At Chelsea he probably got an annual salary of around 15 million euros.

Bavaria is also said to have been interested in Tuchel at the time. During a one-on-one conversation at Hasan Salihamidžić’s private estate in 2018, he convinced the sports director that, according to “Sport Bild”, an engagement in Munich only failed because of Uli Hoeneß’s skepticism. Tuchel then signed with PSG.

Sports director Hasan Salihamidžić would have liked to have signed Tuchel in 2018.

Sports director Hasan Salihamidžić would have liked to have signed Tuchel in 2018. Image: dpa / Sven Hoppe

There he won the French championship twice before finally triumphing in the Uefa Champions League with Chelsea in 2021. His expulsion after the sixth matchday came as a surprise to many, saying he was “devastated”.

Since, according to his own statement, he “felt personally at home” in London, a further engagement in England would be quite conceivable. However, the other top London clubs Arsenal (1st place) and Tottenham (3rd place) are doing really well in the league at the moment. Unlike FC Bayern.

FCB President Hainer: “We are completely convinced of Nagelsmann”

However, these supposed Tuchel insiders come at the wrong time from Bayern’s point of view, as do the revelations about Nagelsmann’s contractual expulsion clause. The record champions want to give the still young top trainer time to develop. It was not for nothing that the now 35-year-old was given a five-year contract when he signed up a year ago.

As a Hoffenheim coach, Nagelsmann was voted Germany's coach of the year in 2017.

As a Hoffenheim coach, Nagelsmann was voted Germany’s coach of the year in 2017.Image: imago sport photo service / Jan Huebner

“We are completely convinced of Julian Nagelsmann and our entire team,” emphasized FCB President Herbert Heiner in “Münchner Merkur”. With exactly the same wording, CEO Oliver Kahn covered his coach’s back on Sunday. “We’re not dealing with any other coaches now,” he clarified with regard to Tuchel.

However, Tuchel will probably not be on the market for too long. According to the “Sport Bild” report, he does not want a break, but wants to go straight back into day-to-day business. In any case, an employer should be found for the incumbent “world coach”.


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