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No longer FC Bayern coach after this season: Thomas Tuchel

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Thomas Tuchel has been the coach at Bundesliga soccer club FC Bayern for less than a year, but the end of his term of office has already been determined. The 50-year-old will leave the club in the summer. Bayern have not yet presented a successor. And Tuchel’s professional future also seems open.

However, if the international press is to be believed, he has some options. There is speculation about a commitment in Spain, where Xavi Hernández will also be leaving FC Barcelona in the summer, and about a return to England. Tuchel already coached Chelsea FC there.



»The news that Tuchel will be leaving FC Bayern puts him directly on Barça's list of candidates. (Club boss) Joan Laporta has followed his career closely and could consider him as an option for the coaching position.


»The German coach is therefore fully involved in FC Barcelona's casting as the successor to Xavi Hernandez next season.«


»Xabi Alonso is the executive's favorite to succeed Tuchel. Bayern will do everything they can to convince the Spanish coach. Alonso will also be courted by Liverpool after Jürgen Klopp's term at Anfield ends.

»Mundo Deportivo«:

»And what happens if Tuchel leads Bayern to the Champions League title? (...) A year ago, the management of FC Bayern, which was actually in a better situation, took a different approach with Nagelsmann. The coach at the time was immediately thrown out.”


»The sporting crisis and the poor relationship (from Tuchel) with the heavyweights in the squad, especially Joshua Kimmich, have accelerated events (...) Xabi Alonso is now the number one candidate.«


»Gazzetta dello Sport«:

»Bayern-Tuchel: Forward together, but for a limited time: At the end of the season it's time to say goodbye. Bayern have decided to continue with the coach, but only until the summer.

»Corriere della Sera«:

»Tuchel and Bayern Munich: Official divorce at the end of the season. Bayern are the third "giant" in Europe to announce the separation from their coach, following closely behind Liverpool, who began the ballet at the end of January - although it was actually Jürgen Klopp who announced at least a year's break from Barcelona.«


Daily Mail:

It raises the question of what's next for the 50-year-old after he also left his previous job at Chelsea in a similar fog. His partner, Natalie Guerreiro Max, lives in London and after his short but successful stint with the Blues he has admirers at many Premier League clubs."


"Thomas Tuchel will put the top clubs in England and possibly the English Football Association on alert because he is considering a move back to England if he leaves Bayern Munich at the end of the season."



»The irony of history: Because Tuchel was seen as the ideal candidate a year ago, predecessor Julian Nagelsmann had to go head over heels. It can now be said that the Bayern bosses gambled badly with this poker game. Nagelsmann’s record is superior to that of his successor.”