Tuchel would be willing to give up money for Nagelsmann’s job

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

Philipp Kay Koppen

Bayern Munich have gone without a win in four league games for the first time since 2002. 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 table of the Bayern bosses.

The German sports press reacted with surprise at the star-studded squad’s continued lack of profit. However, unlike the Bayern bosses, the public criticism does not stop at Julian Nagelsmann.

“Sport Bild” now also wants to gain insight into the plans of Thomas Tuchel, who is currently without a club, in which FC Bayern would be involved.

With his European Cup win with Chelsea, Tuchel was named FIFA world coach in 2021.

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

Tuchel was probably impressed with Nagelsmann’s job at Bayern

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

Bavaria would also 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 sign Tuchel in 2018.

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

There he won the French Championship twice before finally triumphing with Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League in 2021. His eviction after day six came as a surprise to many, saying he was “devastated”.

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

FCB chairman Hainer: ‘We are completely convinced of Nagelsmann’

From Bayern’s point of view, however, these alleged Tuchel insiders come at the wrong time, as do the revelations about Nagelsmann’s contractual eviction clause. The record champions want to give the still young top trainer time to develop. The now 35-year-old did not receive a five-year contract for nothing when he signed a year ago.

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

As coach of Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann was voted Germany’s national coach of the year in 2017.Image: image sports photo service / Jan Huebner

“We are completely convinced of Julian Nagelsmann and our entire team,” emphasized FCB chairman Herbert Heiner in “Münchner Merkur”. CEO Oliver Kahn covered his coach’s back in exactly the same terms on Sunday. “We don’t have any other coaches to deal with now,” he clarified in reference to Tuchel.

However, Tuchel probably won’t be on the market for too long. According to the “Sport Bild” report, he does not want a break, but directly back to the daily routine. An employer must in any case be found for the incumbent ‘world coach’.


The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is just around the corner and the respective teams are currently starting to prepare for the international sporting event in all sorts of ways. However, a bigger problem was brewing in the French national team, as top player Kylian Mbappé refused to play on a point.

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