Thomas Tuchel Reportedly Aims 'Parting Shot' at Dissenting Bayern Players After Exit Announcement

Thomas Tuchel Reportedly Aims 'Parting Shot' at Dissenting Bayern Players After Exit Announcement

Rene Otinga
updated at February 28, 2024 at 10:18 AM
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  • Thomas Tuchel will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season
  • The German reportedly delivered a bitter speech to the first team
  • Bayern are at risk of losing out on the Bundesliga title this season

Thomas Tuchel reportedly delivered a brutal parting shot to his players after learning he would leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

The former Chelsea boss was informed he would be sacked at the end of the current campaign as Bayern continues to endure a difficult season.

Thomas Tuchel will leave Bayern at the end of the season.
Thomas Tuchel is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the 2023/24 season. Photo: Matthias Hangst/Max Ellerbrake.
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Having won 11 Bundesliga titles in a row, the Bavarians are currently facing a real possibility of being beaten to the 2023/24 title by a resurgent Bayer Leverkusen, who have been in inspired form under Xabi Alonso.

Bayern are not faring too well in the UEFA Champions League either, losing 1-0 to Lazio in the first leg of the Round of 16.

Tuchel’s parting shot to players

To say Tuchel is going through a tough spell would be an understatement.

Despite securing the Bundesliga title in the 2022/23 season, the 50-year-old has been unable to replicate Bayern’s success amid the German club’s lofty standards.

At the start of the season, there were hints that Bayern would not tolerate mediocre performances after the dismissal of Oliver Kahn as CEO and Hasan Salihamidžić as a director, per the Bundesliga website.

And now, with Tuchel’s exit confirmed, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss reportedly offered Bayern players a piece of his mind amid reports that he fell out with some of the superstars in the squad.

According to German outlet, BILD, Tuchel spoke candidly on Wednesday last week in his first meeting since it was announced that he would be leaving the Allianz Arena.

"There are no longer discussions every week, everyone knows about it. We can still achieve something; we have to win."

In addition, the manager also had words for players who were happy to see him leave, in what was described as an open shot at dissenting players.

"Everyone can show up for the new coach now," Tuchel reportedly remarked.

What next for Bayern?

Bayern are currently eight points behind Leverkusen in the Bundesliga standings with only a handful of games to go.

Their next game is a tricky away fixture against SC Freiburg on Friday, March 1.

This will be followed by a must-win Champions League second-leg clash against Lazio on Tuesday.

Kane keeps Bayern’s faint title hopes alive

One player that is handling his business at Bayern is a former Tottenham Hotspur icon.

As Sports Brief reported, Harry Kane was on target with two goals for the German side.

The win helped Bayern maintain the gap with leaders, Bayer Leverkusen, of eight points.

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