Bayern Munich in turmoil? Club president hits back at Thomas Tuchel's criticisms as tensions begin to rise

Thomas Tuchel, Head Coach of Bayern Munich, looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and Sport-Club Freiburg at Allianz Arena on October 08, 2023 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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Bayern Munich may well be unbeaten at the start of the 2023/24 season, but behind the scenes tensions are simmering between Thomas Tuchel and the club's hierarchy.

Despite signing Harry Kane in a club-record deal, Tuchel bemoaned Bayern Munich's lack of a defensive midfielder. The German boss wanted Declan Rice before he moved to Arsenal, then a £55m deal for Fulham's Joao Palhinha collapsed on deadline day due to a failed medical. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.