BUNDESLIGA

Bayern Munich linked up with former Chelsea manager

Thomas Tuchel

Bayern Munich is one of the most dominant football teams in Europe. Yet the start to the season has been far from impressive. Three draws in seven matches this season places them fifth, behind all of their arch-rivals in the league. The loss of Lewandowski to Barcelona has left them without a proper number 9. Since then, Bayern has signed Sadio Mane to replace him. But even Sadio isn’t a proper number 9.

Coach Julian Nagelsmann has set up in a 4-2-2-2 or a 4-2-3-1 formation this season. The 4-2-2-2 formation breeds a fluid brand of football. This brand of football is seen when Bayern plays. The attackers constantly attack spaces while also exchanging positions among themselves.

The recent performances have let the pressure boil up. Many reports suggest that the Bayer board is growing restless with Julian’s tactics. The same is also reported from the Bayern Munich dressing room, where the players are unhappy with Julian’s firm position regarding his tactics.

Bayern Munich target Tuchel

The Bayern board has remained in its position to back Julian. Club director Oliver Kahn said to Sky Germany in a recent interview.

“We are not dealing with any other coaches now. We are totally convinced of Julian.

“Of course, we are all dissatisfied, in a bad mood.

“We have to get to the bottom of it all. And assume that as soon as it starts again against Leverkusen, we will and must attack fully.

“Perhaps one or the other has taken hold of the belief that you could do the Bundesliga on the side. But that’s not the case.”

Kahn also said the board would assess “which levers we can move so that we can quickly get back on the road to success in the Bundesliga”.

However, according to BILD, the Bayern administration “highly appreciates” the former Chelsea manager Tuchel. It appears that the German giants have a “hidden provision” that will allow them to fire Nagelsmann after another disappointing performance.

Bayern returns to action against Bayer Leverkusen after the international break.

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