Football   |   March 29, 2023

Thomas Tuchel plans Chelsea double raid; Blues not impressed with former coach

It has been an eventful week for Bayern Munchen, after the German titans decided to unceremoniously part ways with manager Julian Nagelsmann, barely a couple of weeks ahead of their Champions League encounter against master tactician Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. 

The top officials at the club have blamed the “fluctuating performance” of the team in recent months as the reason behind Nagelsmann’s sacking. Astonishingly, Nagelsmann had marshalled Bayern to victories of Inter Milan, Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain, and was involved in a title race against Borussia Dortmund leading up to his axing. In any case, the Bavarians have named Champions League-winning coach Thomas Tuchel as Nagelsmann’s successor, and the German has already set his plans into motion. Follow your favourite football team with attractive betting odds from NextBet.

Tuchel is reportedly keen on bringing back his coaching team, among which Arno Michels and Zsolt Low have already joined him at Bayern. The former Chelsea coach is eager to add Anthony Barry, whom he worked with at Stamford Bridge, and publicly admitted to be pushing for a move for him. Tuchel’s former employers have apparently been offended by the coach’s actions, and have not taken kindly to his open admission. Barry is currently on double duty, as he is also working with Roberto Martinez in the Portuguese national side, in addition to the Blues. 

“Arno Michels and Zsolt Low, who have been working with me for over ten years, will be there. We’re hoping to add Anthony Barry, who is currently at Chelsea.” Tuchel said to the press. 

Tuchel, who led Chelsea to Champions League glory after taking over the side mid-season in 2020/21, was relieved by Chelsea’s new owners, led by Todd Boehly early on in the season, after his side could not get off the ground initially. 

The 49-year old was also contemplating a move to Chelsea’s bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who have parted ways with Antonio Conte. However, Tuchel was lured by Bayern in time, as they quickly appointed him after firing Nagelsmann. The former Borussia Dortmund manager also hopes to add Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic to the side over the summer. Get all latest updates from the Bundesliga only on NextBet Sports.