- Bayern Munich has defended the club’s decision to sack Julian Nagelsmann last week
- He was sacked by the Bundesliga giants and replaced by ex-Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel
- Bayern are second on the German league table and into the Champions League last eight
Bayern Munich are adamant they did nothing wrong in sacking Julian Nagelsmann, despite the coach qualifying the club for the Champions League quarter-finals without losing a single game.
Nagelsmann was replaced by former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain manager, Thomas Tuchel after his contract with the reigning Bundesliga leaders was terminated on March 24.
According to Goal, Bayern Munich sports director, Hasan Salihamidzic has now exempted the German club from any blame for the manner in which Nagelsmann was fired.
“We negotiated with Thomas Tuchel's manager on Wednesday and Thursday. Unfortunately, on Thursday evening we had to learn that it had already been leaked by a third person."
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“Signing such a top coach in two days is not normal either. We behaved fairly. As fair as can be in this business. Of course, it's bad that it comes out before then. But it's not our fault."
Bayern dropped to second place in the Bundesliga before Nagelsmann was fired and they now trail Borussia Dortmund by one point.
Chelsea disappointed with Thomas Tuchel
Meanwhile, Chelsea are disappointed with their former manager, Tuchel for making his interest in a current club coach, Anthony Barry public, The Telegraph reports.
Barry is said to be interested in reuniting with Tuchel in Germany but Bayern Munich is yet to offer the Blues any compensation for the highly-rated manager.
In his first press conference as Bayern manager since succeeding Nagelsmann, Tuchel confirmed his desire to hire Barry as a member of his backroom team.
Did Nagelsmann’s girlfriend cause sacking?
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Nagelsmann's journalist girlfriend being blamed for her partner's sudden sacking as manager of Bayern Munich.
It was claimed that Lena Wurzenberger's relationship with the ex-Bavarians coach was said to have led to trust issues among the playing body.
Despite helping Bayern win its 10th successive Bundesliga crown last term, Nagelsmann was shown the door after almost two years.