Tuchel announces departure from Bayern Munich after failing to reach agreement during final press conference

Tuchel announces departure from Bayern Munich after failing to reach agreement during final press conference

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich following Saturday’s final Bundesliga game of the season at Hoffenheim.

Tuchel revealed in his pre-match press conference on Friday that he had failed to reach an agreement to extend his stay at the club, who missed out on the domestic title for the first time in over a decade.

The 50-year-old’s announcement will inevitably fuel speculation about a potential move to Manchester United, with the future of head coach Erik ten Hag still unclear.

‘This is my last press conference at [Bayern’s training ground] Sabener Strasse,’ he told reporters.

‘There were talks, but we didn’t reach an agreement, so the decision of February still stands.

‘The feedback from recent weeks was the foundation for us having a discussion. But we couldn’t reach an agreement. I won’t name the reasons.

‘I’m a bit sad because I don’t like leaving teams and a staff. There are 60, 70 people here that you see everyday. 

‘Also the stewards in the underground car park and the guys in the kitchen. There’s a bond that develops with time. You work closely together for hours every day. It’s always difficult.’

Tuchel joined Bayern in March last year following his departure from Chelsea but could not prevent his side’s long domestic reign being ended by resurgent Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern were also knocked out in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League by Real Madrid earlier this month and need to avoid defeat at Hoffenheim to ensure they do not fall into third place in the final Bundesliga table.

Comments

No comments yet. Why don’t you start the discussion?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *