Thomas Tuchel to leave Bayern Munich at the end of season

The Bavarians are on course of losing their first Bundesliga title in over 10 years

By Web Desk
February 21, 2024
Thomas Tuchel becomes another coach who will be without a club in the summer. — Reuters 

Bayern Munich’s head coach Thomas Tuchel is set to step down as the club’s manager at the end of the current season, confirmed the club on Wednesday.

Tuchel, who replaced previous manager Julien Nagelsmann, is having a hard time at the Bavarian club as his side has only won two of their last six matches.

“FC Bayern Munich and head coach Thomas Tuchel have jointly decided to end their working relationship, which was originally set to run until 30 June 2025, on 30 June 2024. This is the outcome of a constructive discussion between CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen and Thomas Tuchel,” the club confirmed in a press release.

Bayern are currently second in Bundesliga with 50 points, eight less than table-toppers Bayer Leverkusen who are in red-hot form under the leadership of Xabi Alonso.

With just 11 more matches in the league and an eight-point deficit, it is very likely that the Bavarian club may not be able to lift the league title this season.

"In a good, open discussion, we came to the decision to end our working relationship by mutual agreement in the summer. Our goal is to pursue a new footballing direction with a new head coach for the 2024/25 season,” said Bayern’s CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen.

“Until then, every individual at the club is expressly called upon to achieve the maximum possible in the Champions League and Bundesliga. I also explicitly hold the team accountable in this regard. In the Champions League in particular, after losing 1-0 in the first leg at Lazio, we are convinced we will reach the quarter-finals at a packed Allianz Arena with our fans behind us."

Tuchel also weighed in on his departure saying that the decision to end the working relationship was mutual and he will do his best to achieve success.

"We have agreed that we will end our working relationship at the end of this season. Until then, I will of course continue to do everything I can with my coaching staff to achieve maximum success,” Tuchel said as quoted by Bayern’s official website.