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Bayern Munich president reveals Julian Nagelsmann sack stance

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A four-match winless run has left the reigning Bundesliga champions trailing in this season’s title race, prompting doubts over the manager’s future.

Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann retains the full support of the club board, according to Herbert Hainer.

The club’s president has given Nagelsmann a vote of confidence as rumors link former Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel with the German’s job at the Allianz Arena after a challenging start to the season.

Bayern are winless in four league games for the first time since 2001/02. The reigning champions lost their first game of the current campaign on Saturday; 1-0 to FC Augsburg. They are now fifth in the standings, five points behind leaders Union Berlin after seven games.

“Four Bundesliga games without a win at Bayern is, of course, not what our fans and all of us imagine,” Hainer told TZ.

“We see the multitude of goal chances that our team creates in every match and that are currently not reflected in our results.

“We are completely convinced of Julian Nagelsmann and our entire team.”

Hainer added: “After the international break, we will attack again, as we know it from FC Bayern. The season has just started and we know we have the potential to achieve our big goals.”

Bayern’s chief executive, Oliver Kahn, has also publicly backed Nagelsmann to get the club back on top of the league.

The Bavarians will next play host to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on September 30 after the international break.