Todd Boehly can learn from Bayern's ruthless sacking of Nagelsmann

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly| Photo Credit: IMAGO

Todd Boehly can learn from Bayern's ruthless sacking of Nagelsmann

Tunde Young 10:17 - 24.03.2023

Bayern Munich have confirmed the sacking of head coach Julian Nagelsmann, here is how Chelsea owner Todd Boehly can draw inspiration from that to apply towards Graham Potter.

Bayern Munich have confirmed the sacking of German manager Julian Nagelsmann in what can considered a rather surprising turn of events.

The 35-year-old won a league trophy in a first season in Bavaria and was on course to win a treble by the time he was sacked and replaced.

That is the sort of proactive decisiveness that fans of clubs crave, especially when the club in question here is Chelsea with Graham Potter in charge. 

If Nagelsmann can be fired, Potter should be too

Nagelsmann is out of a job despite being on course for a treble-winning season as Bayern Munich are still in every competition as favourites.

Julian Nagelsmann was having a great season with Bayern Munich before he was fired
Julian Nagelsmann was having a great season with Bayern Munich before he was fired

The 35-year-old has overseen what can be described as a near-perfect Champions League campaign so far with the Bavarians in the quarter-finals where they will face Manchester City.

Bayern have won all eight Champions League games so far with seven clean sheets and only conceding twice in a 4-2 win away at Viktoria Plzen.

In that run, they beat Barcelona, Inter Milan and Paris Saint Germain twice each without conceding a single goal, that is mighty impressive.

Nagelsmann also led Bayern to their first DFB Pokal quarter-final since 2020 where they are to play against Freiburg as part of their treble charge.

And although Bayern have lost some steam in the league recently which is most likely why Nagelsmann was fired, they are still just a point behind Borussia Dortmund who top the Bundesliga standings.

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The sacking of Nagelsmann despite the season he is having is reflective of the high standards at Bayern Munich, which is something that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly might want to take into consideration as well.

Todd Boehly has to fire Potter immediately

Nagelsmann has reportedly been replaced at Bayern Munich by Thomas Tuchel, a man who was fired by Chelsea in September and replaced by Graham Potter.

Thomas Tuchel replaces Julian Nagelsmann as Bayern Munich head coach
Thomas Tuchel replaces Julian Nagelsmann as Bayern Munich head coach

By February 26, after a 2-0 defeat away at Tottenham, Potter officially became the worst manager in Chelsea history with a shocking win percentage of just 27.8 per cent - lower than any other Chelsea manager in Premier League history.

Although Potter has since recorded three wins and a draw in the games following the Tottenham defeat, he has still massively underperformed with the club sitting 10th in the Premier League.

And despite his very well publicised failures, Potter has managed to maintain his job security largely down to the significantly lower standards at Chelsea lately and Boehly's other reasons.

Chelsea FC co-owner Todd Boehly
Chelsea FC co-owner Todd Boehly

It is said that Chelsea's reluctance to fire Potter stems from the financial implications of it, having reportedly paid a record £21.5 million in compensation to Brighton and giving him a five-year-contract.

Bayern had a similar package for Nagelsmann when signing him in 2021 and it has not stopped them from making the best decision for the club.

Boehly needs to take a cue from Bayern Munich's ruthless approach to club growth, making the best decision for the club at all times without letting money influence the decisions.

An expensive mistake is still a mistake regardless and should be corrected as soon as possible instead of dilly-dallying like Boehly is currently doing. 

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