Thomas Tuchel to become Bayern Munich manager, with Julian Nagelsmann sensationally SACKED: report

New Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel kisses the Champions League Trophy following their team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Estadio do Dragao on May 29, 2021 in Porto, Portugal.
(Image credit: Alexander Hassenstein - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel is to become the Bayern Munich manager, just 11 games before the end of the season.

Julian Nagelsmann was hired in 2021 after impressive stints at RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim prior to that. Still just 35 years old, Nagelsmann won the Bundesliga in his first season with Bayern but bombed out of the quarter-finals of the Champions League. 

Bayern are currently two points off the top of the Bundesliga, having won the German title every season for the last 10. 

Thomas Tuchel becomes Bayern Munich manager ahead of the Champions League clash against Manchester City

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel during the lap of honour after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge, London on Sunday 22nd May 2022.

Thomas Tuchel while manager of Chelsea (Image credit: Ivan Yordanov/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tuchel has been out of work since losing his job at Chelsea at the start of the season. 

Linked with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid, the former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain manager is now tasked with dispatching of Manchester City in the next round of the Champions League – having beaten them three times in his first season at Chelsea, including the Champions League final in Porto in 2021. 

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed the shock departure of Nagelsmann and that Tuchel would be his replacement last night, tweeting, "Full agreement in place. He has already accepted the job."

Tuchel was beaten by Bayern Munich in the final of the Champions League in 2020 with PSG but after winning it with Chelsea, became the first manager to win the trophy with a different club having been defeated in the previous final. While at Chelsea, the 49-year-old also reached the League Cup, FA Cup and Club World Cup finals, winning the latter. 

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.