Crisis at Bayern Munich: clash between boss Tuchel and Champions League winner

The Bavarian side are in trouble this season and there have been conflicts in the squad.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

The coach is in trouble.
The coach is in trouble.
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After eleven consecutive years of dominating the Bundesliga and winning Germany's most important title, it seems that Bayern Munich will have a disappointing 2023/24 season. This time they found an opponent to match, Xabi Alonso's surprising Bayer Leverkusen, who are established as the leaders of the Bundesliga standings and seem to be on course for the title.

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This coincides with a troubled period on the Bavarian side. The problems began last season, when coach Julian Nagelsmann was surprisingly sacked in the middle of the tournament due to a conflict with the club's chiefs. Thomas Tuchel was chosen to replace him, but things did not improve despite winning the Bundesliga title in the last game, leaving Borussia Dortmund empty-handed.

This season they lost the German Super Cup against RB Leipzig, were eliminated in the first round of the German Cup against a lower quality team like Saarbrucken and are far from the top of the Bundesliga. But this weekend things got out of hand after a 3-2 loss vs Bochum that left them eight points behind Bayer Leverkusen in the standings.

According to Bild, Joshua Kimmich had a conflict with Tuchel's assistant Zsolt Low after the match. The two insulted and shouted at each other on their way to the dressing room. It is even rumored that the midfielder had to be held back by his teammates to prevent the situation from becoming more serious.

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What will happen to them?

At the post-match press conference, Thomas Tuchel spoke about this incident and said: "I know what was going on. This is not for the public. We are in a football locker room. This is a pretty normal occurrence if kept within limits and it stayed within limits." But despite his attempts to downplay the conflict, reports indicate that the situation is very serious. It is even rumored that Joshua Kimmich will make it a condition of staying at Bayern Munich that Thomas Tuchel and his assistants leave.

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