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Thomas Tuchel’s future not under threat despite terrible start to life at Bayern

Thomas Tuchel’s future not under threat despite terrible start to life at Bayern

Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel is in no imminent danger of losing his job despite an awful start to life at the Allianz Arena.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the German champions will not shift their stance on the manager’s future regardless of what happens in the Bundesliga this season.

Tuchel replaced Julian Nagelsmann in the Bayern dugout four weeks ago, with the former RB Leipzig manager relieved of his duties over what the club described as ‘negative sporting development’.

Having replaced his compatriot and former protege, Tuchel made an immediate impact at the Allianz Arena, swatting aside title rivals Borussia Dortmund 4-2 to return to the top of the Bundesliga table.

However, results have since gone downhill, with the former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain manager winning just one of his subsequent six games in charge.

Bayern were knocked out of the DFB Pokal by SC Freiburg, while familiar foes Manchester City made light work of Bayern in their Champions League quarter-final encounter, winning 4-1 on aggregate.

The defeat to the Premier League champions saw tempers flare in the Bayern locker room, with Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane involved in a physical altercation that led to the Senegalese forward being suspended.

Looking for a swift response to their continental disappointment, Bayern nudged ahead in the clash against European hopefuls Mainz 05 through Sadio Mane, who marked his return to the fold in style.

However, the German champions finished the game on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline which saw them relinquish their place at the top of the table.

Tuchel has lost three of his seven games in charge of Bayern – as many as his predecessor Nagelsmann managed in 37 matches.

The 49-year-old has it all to do in ensuring Die Roten retain their Bundesliga crown, with the club now trailing Dortmund by one point in the title race.

However, Bayern will stick with Tuchel, who will reportedly have a say in the plans for summer reinforcements, with the club keen on signing a new striker ahead of next season.

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