Harry Kane set for new Bayern Munich manager as Bundesliga giants sack Thomas Tuchel

Harry Kane set for new Bayern Munich manager as Bundesliga giants sack Thomas Tuchel

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 21/02/2024

- 09:25

Updated: 21/02/2024

- 10:26

The German giants have struggled this season and could end the campaign without a trophy

Harry Kane is set for a new manager at Bayern Munich after the Bundesliga giants decided to part ways with Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season.

Tuchel signed Kane from last year adamant the England international could propel his side to a stunning treble.

Yet while Kane has delivered in front of goal, Bayern are currently a club in crisis as the summer approaches.

They trail Bayer Leverkusen by eight points in the Bundesliga table, while their hopes of winning the Champions League hang in the balance.

Harry Kane Thomas Tuchel

Harry Kane is set for a new manager at Bayern Munich with Thomas Tuchel to leave at the end of the season


Bayern have also already been dumped out of the DFB-Pokal, too, a trophy they've won numerous times over the years.

And Bayern are poised to part ways with Tuchel this summer as the reigning Bundesliga champions plan for a brighter future.

The German has been axed, despite his current deal being set to run until 2026. Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said: "In an open, good conversation we came to the decision to mutually end our collaboration in the summer."

Big things were expected of Tuchel when he first took charge, especially given his previous work at clubs such as Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund.

Yet his combative nature has caused problems, both within the dressing room and at boardroom level, and a parting of ways is now on the cards as a result.

Reports have claimed Xabi Alonso is Bayern's preferred candidate to take over from Tuchel at the end of the season.

The Spaniard has worked wonders at Leverkusen, who are now the strong favourites to end Bayern's dominance of German football.

With Liverpool eyeing Alonso to replace Jurgen Klopp, however, any potential appointment won't be straightforward.

A return for Hansi Flick isn't entirely out of the question, even if his stock has dropped following a dire stint in charge of the German national team.

Flick previously guided Bayern to treble glory in 2020, having replaced Niko Kovac - who was axed in November 2019.

And there have also been whispers of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer potentially taking charge of the side as well.

Solskjaer hasn't taken another job in management since being sacked by Manchester United in November 2021.

He failed to win any trophies at Old Trafford but did, for a while at least, bring stability to the fallen giants.

Most of the speculation surrounding Solskjaer has suggested he'd only be an interim replacement for Tuchel if the 50-year-old went before the summer.

With Tuchel instead poised to leave his role at the end of the season instead, however, it'll be interesting to see if Solskjaer comes under consideration.


Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel has overseen a nightmare season at Bayern Munich and is now set to leave at the end of the season


Zinedine Zidane has also been linked with the post.

He won three Champions League crowns in a row between 2016 and 2018 while coaxing the best out of A-listers such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

But Zidane has made it clear he's in no rush to return to management after leaving Real nearly three years ago.

Bayern are set to fight for a trophy this season until the very end, with Tuchel set to oversee Saturday's crunch showdown with RB Leipzig.

Another defeat would, however, all but end their hopes of Bundesliga glory.

Hansi Flick

Hansi Flick is a candidate to replace Thomas Tuchel as Bayern Munich manager


Christian Dreesen said at the weekend that he couldn't offer any guarantees over Tuchel's future.

When asked if Tuchel would be sacked, he said: "It was clear that this question was coming, it had been looming for some time.

"I don't believe in these monstrous statements of support for coaches.

"I've already said something about this, but it's not a question that arises for us today. We have to concentrate on the next games.

"I know how you want to hear it. I can say it that way too. But these vows of loyalty are usually over after a week, so I say it in my own way. I've said before - and I'll even repeat myself - that's not an issue we're currently dealing with."

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