Bayern München firing Julian Nagelsmann

Bayern München firing Julian Nagelsmann

Bayern Munich, also known as “Hollywood FC” due to their reputation for drama, has surprised even the most knowledgeable of rumor-mongers with their latest decision. Following a difficult 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, the team has fired their highly-regarded young manager, Julian Nagelsmann, replacing him with Thomas Tuchel, a former manager of Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05.

Nagelsmann’s exit comes less than two years after Bayern paid 25 million euros to acquire him from Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig, making him the most expensive hire in history. Despite this, the organization has let him go, adding him to a long list of great managers who have left the club, such as Carlo Ancelotti and Hansi Flick.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti, the manager of Real Madrid, is also facing criticism after his team’s third straight Clásico defeat to Barcelona, which effectively ended their title chances. Although Real Madrid could still save their season by winning the Champions League or the Copa del Rey, many Madridistas believe it is unfair to blame Ancelotti, who led the team to victory in the Champions League last season, but did not receive any attacking reinforcements despite concerns over the lack of depth behind an aging Karim Benzema.

If Real Madrid decides to part ways with Ancelotti, Nagelsmann is now the most desirable option, ahead of club legends Raúl and Xabi Alonso, or unproven elite-level managers such as Oliver Glasner and Mauricio Pochettino. Nagelsmann has demonstrated his tactical prowess in Bayern’s demolition of PSG in the last Champions League Round of 16, and he has been praised as a genius in the Bundesliga, developing individual players and elevating clubs like Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig into true powerhouses in German and European football.

Bayern’s loss may prove to be Real’s gain, depending on how things shake out with Ancelotti. Real may be more willing to give Carlo a shorter leash, as he was always expected to be a short-term hire after Zinédine Zidane resigned.

As for Tottenham’s chances of acquiring Nagelsmann, it seems unlikely. If the team failed to retain Antonio Conte, why would the hottest young manager in football take a job with a complacent and mediocre organization compared to Bayern and Madrid?