Bayern Munich’s decision to dismiss head coach Julian Nagelsmann with immediate effect caught many people by surprise.
The official announcement of Nagelsmann’s departure is expected today, followed by the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as his replacement,
The decision was out of the blue as there were no signs of crisis at Bayern, with the team in contention to win the Bundesliga and Champions League.
The Bavarians lead the way for the most number of goals scored and fewest conceded this season.
Their record in the Champions League is outstanding, winning eight out of eight games while conceding only two goals.
German journalist Florian Plettenberg has shed light on Nagelsmann’s case, pointing out the reasons that contributed to his dismissal.
He claims Nagelsmann lost the trust of the Bayern management because of the negative sporting development and the lack of players development.
It is a baffling reason as players like Eric Choupo Moting, Jamal Musiala and Matthijs de Ligt have shown significant progress under Nagelsmann.
It could be agreed that the summer signings haven’t completely worked out, with Sadio Mane and Noussair Mazraoui struggling this season.
Bayern were also unhappy to see Nagelsmann on a skiing holiday when some of the first team players had to train during the international break.
Plettenberg insists that Nagelsmann is not sacked by the Bavarians but only dismissed, meaning he is still on the club’s payroll until he finds another club.
Bayern may have to pay up to €30 million as a compensation fee for Nagelsmann.
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