'He'll leave' - Thomas Tuchel tipped to walk out of Bayern Munich as off-field chaos continues in Bavaria despite Bundesliga title win

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  • Tuchel only joined in March
  • CEO and sporting director both dismissed a day before title win
  • Bayern snatched Bundesliga on dramatic final day

WHAT HAPPENED? Tuchel was only installed as Bayern manager in March, replacing Julian Nagelsmann, and led the club to a dramatic Bundesliga victory as they snatched the title from Borussia Dortmund on a nail-biting final day of the season. The triumph, however, has been overshadowed by the sacking of both Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic from their respective roles as CEO and sporting director – a day before the title win.

WHAT THEY SAID: Hamann believes the disharmony could prompt Tuchel to walk away, despite the manager saying he expected to stay. Hamann said on German TV: "When you treat people like this, you have to ask yourself: 'Do you want to work for this club?' I don't think you can rule out Tuchel leaving soon too. But he'll leave of his own accord."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Tuchel did address the off-pitch chaos after celebrating the title win at the weekend. He called for "things to calm down" and for him and his players "to be able to focus on football" at an event in Munich's Marienplatz on Sunday.

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"We have enough to do," said the former Chelsea boss. "We have to play faster, play better, play more consistently. We want to improve on all levels. We have to come back as a unit."


Thomas Tuchel Bayern Munich 2022-23GettyOliver Kahn Hasan Salihamadzic Bayern Munich 2023GettyDietmar HamannGetty

WHAT NEXT? Tuchel said "I'm assuming so" when asked if would be Bayern manager next season, but it remains anyone's guess what happens next at the Bavarian giants.