There have been speculations that coach Julian Nagelsmann has lost the respect of the heads of Bayern Munich. It seems that leading a big team at a young age makes the German captain not yet have a delicate way of handling.
Nagelsmann often criticizes the team after each defeat and does not take the blame for himself.
Relations between him and the board had become fractured. Besides, Nagelsmann was also at odds with the most important player in the club, Manuel Neuer.
Therefore, Bayern brought in a more experienced coach. Tuchel is not exactly a good captain managing the dressing room, but at least the 49th strategist has experienced the top teams and achieved success.
Bayern under Nagelsmann always worried fans with inconsistent performances. The German strategist uses quite a few tactical systems that lead to reversals while Thomas Tuchel is known for his clear gegenpressing philosophy.
He pursued this style of play in his early days at Dortmund and implemented it more pragmatically when he took charge of Chelsea.
According to Florian Plettenberg, it was Tuchel’s obvious, attractive project that convinced Bayern to quickly “kill” Nagelsmann.
Pep’s worst nightmare?
The Bavarians don’t necessarily win the Champions League every year in the same way that PSG are forced to, but they are still expected to go deep. And in big games, like the quarter-final against Man City, they have to show their level.
So it makes sense for Bayern to choose a coach that Pep Guardiola fears the most. The Captain of The Citizens had great admiration for Tuchel.
“Tuchel is creative,” Guardiola said in 2022.
“One of the few coaches that I am constantly learning to develop into a better leader.
He excelled in every field. I liked Tuchel since he was in Mainz. I love watching the teams he leads and the way he deploys and approaches the game. That Tuchel makes world football better.”
Tuchel enjoyed some remarkable success against Guardiola while in charge of Chelsea, beating City three times in a row – including in the 2021 Champions League final.
Short-term and long-term success
Bayern didn’t necessarily sack Nagelsmann – at least not in the middle of the season. But perhaps the culmination of all this tension has come. Now they can have the manager they’ve been craving at a crucial moment of the season.
It’s been a long time since the nickname ‘FC Hollywood’ was mentioned.
Indeed, they have not parted with a coach in such a short time since Carlo Ancelotti in September 2017 – and even that creates a sense of friendliness.
This time, however, Bayern got the best coach possible, the right person at the right time. With Tuchel, the German representative can completely believe in his ability to successfully defend the Bundesliga title and go far at UCL.
Looking further, with the football philosophy that makes Tuchel’s brand, Bayern will gradually find its inherent stability and danger.
Truong Son | 18:33 03/24/2023