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Bayern Munich players back Thomas Tuchel amidst coaching uncertainty

15. May 2024
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Just before the end of the club season, Bayern Munich's top brass are still in search of a successor for Thomas Tuchel as head coach.

Numerous candidates have turned down the role, but influential players in the locker room have their preferred choice.   

Two months ago, Bayern Munich announced that Thomas Tuchel would no longer continue as the head coach of the first team. A lost Bundesliga title, unconvincing performances, and a Champions League semifinal exit led the decision-makers to seek a change at the helm.   

When they made this decision, they certainly did not anticipate the difficulty they would face. Their first choice, Xabi Alonso, who has risen to prominence with Bayer Leverkusen, declined the offer.   

Following that, Julian Nagelsmann, a former Bayern strategist, also turned down the opportunity, opting instead to extend his contract with the German Football Association as the national team coach. The club also faced rejections from Ralf Rangnick, who continues to lead Austria's national team, and Hansi Flick, with whom they could not reach an agreement.   

Now, German media speculate that Thomas Tuchel might end up succeeding himself. Reports suggest that the club has reconsidered and now wants the current coach to continue his work at Bayern.   

Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala, and several other players have shown their support for Tuchel, according to German outlet Bild. The club's management, however, does not have much time left to make a decision.

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