In Briefs

  • Bayern facing a first trophyless season in 12 years.
  • Tuchel not considering his resignation.

It has now emerged that  Xabi Alonso is the preferred candidate to succeed Thomas Tuchel if Bayern Munich which is decide to part ways with the manager this summer – while they are also looking at Zinedine Zidane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The pressure has increased on Tuchel following  which leaves the German team eight points behind Alonso’s Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Facing a first trophyless season in 12 years, Bayern’s primary plan remains to reach the end of the campaign with Tuchel and honestly assess the situation.

Bayern’s hierarchy immediately decided to stick with Tuchel after the embarrassing defeat at Bochum with the former Chelsea and PSG boss not considering his resignation.

Work is going on in the background regarding his potential successor and, in the event of a summer separation from TucAnother of the most prominent candidates Bayern have been thinking about too, in the past few hours and days, is ex-Real Madrid head coach Zidane.

There is nothing concrete at this stage, but what Bayern appreciate about the Frenchman is his aura and experience while he is also immediately available.

helAlonso is considered the preferred solution internally.

Solskjaer Interest

Bayern have also been looking at ex-Manchester United boss Solskjaer as a potential interim solution should they be forced to make a change before the end of the campaign.

Bayern sporting director Christoph Freund knows Solskjaer very well and has been following the Norwegian’s path for years. However, there have not yet been any concrete discussions about that eventuality.

Solskjaer has been without a job since being sacked by Man Utd in November 2021. He spent nearly three years in charge at Old Trafford as he guided United to second in the 2020/21 season and lost the 2021 Europa League final on penalties to Villarreal.

 

February 20, 2024

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