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Matthäus responds to Bayern Munich links with Tuchel

The former German international shared his thoughts on rumours circulating about a replacement being considered for Nagelsmann.

Update:
Julian Nagelmann.
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Former German international Lothar Matthäus believes that Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann is not in danger of being dismissed, despite the relative crisis the Bavarian club is going through after four games without a win in the Bundesliga. “I don’t think Nagelsmann is in any danger nor do I think that Bayern are thinking of any other coach like, for example, Thomas Tuchel,” Matthäus wrote in his regular Sky column.

Tuchel Bayern links dismissed

Matthüs reminds us that Bayern paid 25 million euros to RB Leipzig to secure Nagelsmann and that he signed a five-year contract with him, the longest signed by the Bavarian club with a coach. “This is the longest contract that a coach has ever signed in Munich and that is why everyone will try to overcome the current situation together,” he said.

Matthäus was convinced that, despite the current results, Nagelsmann is still the right coach for Bayern. “It is surely the most difficult phase in this young coach’s career, despite which I think he will reverse the situation,” he continued.

Last weekend, Bayern's Chairman of the Board of Directors, Oliver Kahn, had already given Nagelsmann a boost after the 1-0 loss to Augsburg.

Kahn said the club remained convinced Nagelsmann “is one of the coaches who has been most identified with Bayern, perhaps only comparable in that respect to Jupp Heynckes.”

The president of the club, Herbert Hainer, also commented that, despite the series of three draws and one defeat, he remains fully convinced that Nagelsmann is the right coach.

According to information from the newspaper Bild, Nagelsmann’s contract contains a clause that, as of the third season, there is compensation in the event of a termination of the contract.