Thomas Tuchel favourite to land Bayern Munich job


Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is leading the race to fill the void left from Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking at Bayern Munich, according to the official Bundesliga website.

Unattached and living in Munich, Thomas Tuchel is accustomed to Bundesliga football, having spent a total of seven years managing Mainz and Borussia Dortmund in the German top-flight.

He took Mainz to a UEFA Europa League spot by finishing 7th in his final season in charge before replacing Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.

The 44-year-old was unable to stop Bayern Munich winning league titles in 2016 and 2017 while at Borussia Dortmund, but did eliminate the Bavarians from the German Cup last year en route to his first trophy in senior management.

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Thomas Tuchel successfully reinvigorated a Borussia Dortmund side which appeared to run out of gas under Jurgen Klopp in 2014/15 – they finished 2nd with 78 points in 2015/16 (the highest tally in the Bundesliga for a runner up) and won the German Cup in 2016/17 (the first trophy the club had won in five years).

Known for his tactical acumen and hands-on approach, the one blight on his chances of securing the Bayern job could be related to the manner in which his time at Borussia Dortmund ended: in a complete fallout with leading figures at the club.

Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann is also in the running and a serious contender due to his impressive credentials at such a young age for a manager.

The 30-year-old secured a 4th-place finish with Hoffenheim last season (and just fell short of UEFA Champions League qualification after losing to Liverpool in the play-offs) and looks to have picked up where he left off last term, sitting 3rd in the Bundesliga after seven games.

Meanwhile, former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is another name being considered, with Spanish journalist Juanma Romero claiming that Bayern Munich have arranged a meeting to discuss his potential hiring.


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