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Bayern Munich: Oliver Kahn explains decision to sack Nagelsmann

Oliver Kahn at Bayern Munich
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The Bavarians will soon announce Thomas Tuchel as their new manager.

Oliver Kahn has revealed “fluctuations” in Bayern Munich’s performances have resulted in the sacking of Julian Nagelsmann.

Following Hansi Flick’s departure at the end of the 2020-21 season, Bayern signed Julian Nagelsmann on a five-year deal from RB Leipzig.

The young manager, however, has to leave the club only halfway into his contract. Bayern officially confirmed their surprising decision to sack Nagelsmann on Friday.

“When we signed Julian Nagelsmann for FC Bayern in the summer of 2021, we were convinced that we would work with him on a long-term basis – and that was the goal of all of us right up to the end,” Kahn said“Julian shares our aspiration to play successful and attractive football.

“But now we have come to the realization that the quality of our squad – despite winning the league last year – has shown less and less often. After the World Cup we played less and less successfully and attractively.”

Bayern qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals on the back of a host of solid European displays. However, their underwhelming performances in Bundesliga have seen Borussia Dortmund edge them out at the top of the table.

“The strong fluctuations in performance put our goals in danger this season, but also beyond this season,” Kahn added. “That’s why we reacted now. Personally and on behalf of FC Bayern, I would like to thank Julian and his coaching team and wish everyone the best of luck for the future.”