No more Xabi Alonso, Bayern's new plan to replace Thomas Tuchel this summer

Bayern Munich could target a former coach to replace Tuchel next season.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Bayern Munich add a former coach back in their list to replace Thomas Tuchel.
Bayern Munich add a former coach back in their list to replace Thomas Tuchel.
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Liverpool wasn't the only one to suffer from the news that Xabi Alonso will stay at Bayer Leverkusen next season, as Bayern Munich was also very interested. Bayern Munich were reportedly behind the race to appoint him, but they were close to convincing the Spanish manager to join. In Bayern's case, the German club was preparing to have some other options to replace Thomas Tuchel this summer. The club has reportedly looked at Roberto De Zerbi from Brighton as a solid choice for him to become the next Bayern coach. Now, the club is also targeting another manager that many fans did not expect to see on the list.

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Sport Bild reported that Roberto De Zerbi was the top alternative to Xabi Alonso and the club's plan B, with contacts already been made. Now, since Alonso will stay at Leverkusen next season, De Zerbi seems to be the front-runner to become the next coach at the club. However, the club is also thinking about rehiring a former coach.

Christian Falk reports that Julian Nagelsmann has been pushed back up Bayern's list following Xabi Alonso's decision to stay in Leverkusen. Max Eberl has already had several discussions with Nagelsmann's camp about a possible return to the club. Nagelsmann is open to the idea. This scenario was always unlikely for the people in charge. But with Alonso's decision, there has now been a turnaround. Nagelsmann wants a decision over his future before the Euros, which fits Bayern's schedule as the club wants to announce the new coach as soon as possible.

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De Zerbi and Nagelsmann are the two main candidates to become the new Bayern coach

Florian Plettenberg from Sky Sports Germany reports that Bayern now has only a small circle of candidates left, including De Zerbi and Nagelsmann. Bayern would like to present the new coach in April. Max Eberl spoke about the right candidate for the club and said, "In the past, I've always tried to find coaches who fit the club. The best coach may not necessarily fit FC Bayern. We have to find the coach who fits best. We put a lot of thought into it. It's not a snap decision. We try to see our squad and club - with all the conditions we have. I've spoken with many coaches."

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