Sport Bild reports that Thomas Tuchel is battling for his job at Bayern Munich as the team’s executives are growing more critical of him.
The primary cause of the criticism is that, despite nearly a year of leadership at Bayern, Tuchel has failed to establish a recognizable playing philosophy.
Lately, Tuchel has started to exhibit traits reminiscent to Julian Nagelsmann during the last years of his time at Bayern. Nagelsmann acknowledged that he was at a loss about how to proceed with the team on an internal level, but Tuchel has been more vocal about his problems in public interviews, particularly following the weekend’s loss to Werder Bremen.
Tuchel was fortunate to win the Bundesliga title after Borussia Dortmund crumbled on the final day and was soundly defeated by Manchester City in the Champions League. Since replacing Nagelsmann, Tuchel has been eliminated from the DFB Pokal twice, against Freiburg and third-tier Saarbrücken.
The dilemma currently facing Bayern is whether they can find a manager of Tuchel’s calibre to succeed him if they fire him, and if Xabi Alonso decides to stay at Bayer Leverkusen come summertime, Bayern will also have difficulty finding a suitable successor.