Tuchel in talks with Bayern


SWITCHING ALLEGIANCE: Thoams Tuchel, the former Borussia Doutmund is highly tipped to join the Bavarian ...
SWITCHING ALLEGIANCE: Thoams Tuchel, the former Borussia Doutmund is highly tipped to join the Bavarian giants as successor to Italian Carlo Ancelloti who was given the boot.

Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Bayern Munich amidst media reports on Saturday that contract negotiations are taking place.

According to German daily Die Bild, the 44-year-old Tuchel is in Munich and negotiating to take over at the Bavarian giants having been sacked by current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in May.

Tuchel and Dortmund parted ways despite him steering the club to the German Cup title last season, the coach having enjoyed a turbulent relationship with Borussia’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic said on Friday that Munich had “no names, no profiles” of who will replace Ancelotti, fired on Thursday in the wake Bayern’s 3-0 drubbing at Paris Saint-Germain.

“We will now collect our information and then make a decision,” said Salihamidzic.

The 58-year-old Ancelotti spent 15 months in charge of Bayern and won the Bundesliga title last season.

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 06, 2016 shows Bayern Munich’s Italian headcoach Carlo Ancelotti (L) and the CEO of FC Bayern Munich Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (R) talking during the official reopening of the new Bayern Munich fan shop at the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany. Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as coach of Bayern Munich in the wake of their Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain, the German club announced on September 28, 2017. Former player Willy Sagnol, the ex-France international, has been named interim coach. / AFP PHOTO .
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 06, 2016 shows Bayern Munich’s Italian headcoach Carlo Ancelotti (L) and the CEO of FC Bayern Munich Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (R) talking during the official reopening of the new Bayern Munich fan shop at the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany.
Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as coach of Bayern Munich in the wake of their Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain, the German club announced on September 28, 2017. Former player Willy Sagnol, the ex-France international, has been named interim coach. / AFP PHOTO .

However, he was sacked after the poor performance at PSG when stars Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Mats Hummels were benched.

Ex-Bayern defender Willy Sagnol has been appointed interim coach for Sunday’s German league match at Hertha Berlin.

Should Bayern appoint Tuchel in the coming days, his first match will be against struggling Freiburg on October 14, after the international break.

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