The Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann’s tenure is coming to an end.
The team has fired its 35-year-old head coach and will replace him with former Borussia Dortmund, PSG and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, according to well-known sports journalist Fabrizio Romano.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Tuchel’s contract with the team runs through the 2024–2025 campaign.
Nagelsmann joined the team in the summer of 2021 after stops at RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim, and he was in his second season with them.
Bayern Munich has failed domestically this season compared to previous seasons but won the Bundesliga last season under Nagelsmann, making it 10 straight for the club. Bayern is now in second place in the standings, one point adrift of BVB. Bayern has progressed outside of the league to the quarterfinal stages of both the DFB-Pokal, where they will play Freiburg, and the Champions League, where they will play Manchester City.
During his 11 years as a manager in his home Germany, Tuchel, 49, held positions at Augsburg, Mainz, and Dortmund. He guided BVB to victory in the 2017 DFB-Pokal. Since leaving Germany, Tuchel has served as a head coach for Chelsea in England and Paris Saint-Germain in France, where he has won two Ligue 1 championships.
The native of Krumbach, Germany, had been jobless since being fired from Stamford Bridge in the fall of last year.
On April 1, Bayern will play host to Dortmund in a crucial league match.
🚨 Exclusive news confirmed: Thomas Tuchel becomes new FC Bayern head coach, full agreement in place. He has already accepted the job. #FCBayern
Contract agreed, documents are being prepared tonight. pic.twitter.com/HFnOSwoU1m
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 23, 2023
An official statement is planned on Friday.