The German Thomas Tuchel was presented this Saturday as the new coach of Bayern of Munich, following the resignation of his predecessor Julian Nagelsmann. The former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain boss said it was “an honor to coach Bayern” and that he “did not expect this call-up” at the moment, but is looking forward to working at the German giants.
“I hope to live up to the expectations they have placed in me. It’s all about performance. It’s a great honor to sign for Bayern. My sincere thanks to Oliver Kahn, Hasan Salihamidžić, Herbert Hainer and Uli Hoeness for their trust,” said Tuchel, who signed a two-year contract, until 2025.
The coach’s debut will be on April 1 against Borussia Dortmund, the club he led from 2015 to 2017. Tuchel said the leaders of the rival team are already looking forward to this reunion.
“My time at Dortmund was a long time ago. Dortmund officials have already called me saying they want to see me again. […] It’s a very important game looking at the table, the position that Dortmund occupies (first place and with a point more than Bayern) is even more important”, he commented.
About his ambitions this season, Tuchel said that the team will fight for the three titles still at stake. Bayern disputes the leadership of Alemão, is in the Champions League quarterfinals, where it faces Manchester City, and also in the quarterfinals of the German Cup, now facing Freiburg.
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