Bayern Munich will sack head coach Julian Nagelsmann and have lined up former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel to take over, according to Bild.
Despite only losing three of his 37 games this season, Nagelsmann will leave the Bavarian club. He has been with Die Rekordmeister for a season and a half.
Before the international break, the current Bundesliga champions lost to rivals Bayer Leverkusen 2-1. The loss meant they dropped to second position as Borussia Dortmund climbed to the top of the table.
BVB are pushing Bayern to clinch their first league title in 11 years.
Bayern have not looked at their magnificent best under Nagelsmann, but they were top of the Bundesliga for most of the campaign.
They have also reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they will face Manchester City.
The season was not smooth, but there was not enough on the sporting side to warrant a sack.
Nagelsmann took charge of Bayern at the beginning of last season. He guided them to their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title and the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The 35-year-old will now be relieved of his duties and his future is unclear. He will likely have to wait until the end of the season before he finds a new club.
Bayern are concluding a deal to hire former BVB boss Tuchel. The Bavaria-born manager is available after Chelsea sacked him in late 2022.
Tuchel has been a long-term target for Bayern. He was reportedly a target for the club following the departure of Pep Guardiola in 2016.
He has league-winning experience with PSG, won the Champions League during his time in London and the DFB-Pokal at Dortmund. He has the CV to lead Bayern, but the timing is awkward.
Tuchel’s first game in charge will be against Borussia on April 1. This Der Klassiker will be one of the most crucial games in recent Bundesliga history.