Thomas Tuchel's future to be decided at the end of the season

Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich manager

Thomas Tuchel's future to be decided at the end of the season

Stephen Oladehinde 13:31 - 24.04.2023

Bayern Munich are expected to decide Thomas Tuchel’s future at the end of the season after having a poor start to his new appointment.

Thomas Tuchel was brought in to replace Julian Nagelsmann in April after the Bayern Munich board sacked him in March.

The German tactician has had a rough start to his new job, having won just two of his last seven games in all competition and also crashed out of the Champions League leaving only the league title to fight for.

Tuchel’s poor performance

Bayern lost their top spot in the Bundesliga to their rivals Dortmund, following a 3-1 defeat to Mainz on Saturday which has sparked some rumours about the future of the manager.

Tuchel has only won two games since his arrival, against league leaders Dortmund and Freiburg since his appointment. This performance coupled with their quarter-final exit in the hands of Manchester City in the Champions League has got the board thinking and making plans for the future.

According to reports, the Bayern Munich board will meet on May 22 to decide the future of new head coach Thomas Tuchel.

Bayern set to review other positions at the club

Aside from the manager's position, Bayern are also set to review other positions in the team with the CEO and sporting director meeting with the board to decide their fate according to reports from Bild. 

Since July 2021, Kahn has served as CEO of Bayern Munich. His contract will expire at the end of 2024, but senior management may decide that his time in charge of affairs at the Allianz Arena should finish sooner. Bosnian Salihamidzic, has also been the sporting director for Bayern since 2017. 

The former German goalkeeper has no intention of leaving his position and wants to bring home the title at the end of the season.

Speaking after Saturday’s loss to Mainz, Kahn said, “My only goal is to bring an end to the season with the league title – and then really attack again in the new season.”

Due to the recent poor performance of the team, Kahn, Salihamidzic and chairman Herbert Hainer were seen entering the Bayern dressing room after their defeat to Mainz on Saturday. 

Bayern Munich will face Hertha Berlin at home on Sunday as they are left with just five games to reclaim the top spot from Dortmund who are one point above them.