Julian Nagelsmann, who had been in command of Bayern Munich for less than two years, has been replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who will be the club’s Coach until 2025.
Nagelsmann’s sack comes at a time when the Bundesliga champion is now second in the table, one point behind Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea dismissed Tuchel in September and replaced him with former Brighton coach Graham Potter.
Tuchel replaces Nagelsmann in a deal that expires on June 30, 2025.
Tuchel will begin training the Bayern team on Monday.
Commenting on the development, Bayern Chief Executive Oliver Kahn said that the club decided to fire Nagelsmann due to a decline in team performance.
“But we’ve come to the conclusion that, despite winning the Bundesliga last year, the quality in our squad is coming to the fore less and less frequently,” he remarked.
He continued: “We played less successfully and attractively after the World Cup.” The large variations in performance have called into question not only our aims for this season, but also our long-term aspirations. That is why we have taken action today.
“I would like to thank Julian and his coaching team personally and on behalf of Bayern, and I wish everyone the best of luck in the future.”
After spending time at RB Leipzig, Nagelsmann won the Bundesliga by eight points in his debut season as Bayern Manager.
In 2021 and 2022, he also won the German Supercup.
His team had only five victories in their previous 10 league games after falling to Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Sunday.
The trio of Assistant coaches Dino Topmoller, Benjamin Gluck, and Xaver Zembrod, according to Bayern, have all departed the club.
The Bundesliga champions overcame Paris Saint-Germain to move to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
They will play Manchester City for the chance to compete in the tournament’s semi-finals.
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