Thomas Tuchel's season at FC Bayern will end in the summer, after less than a year and a half. Former Bayern player Mehmet Scholl has now commented on the reasons for the less successful collaboration.

In March 2023, the former Bayern management of Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Kahn saw the club's sporting goals in danger and, surprisingly, sacked Julian Nagelsmann. At that moment they were sure that they had found in Thomas Tuchel the perfect coach for the great ambitions of the German record champion.

About a year later, Kahn and Salihamidzic are there. FCB It is now history and the separation from Tuchel at the end of the season is now certain. Ironically, Julian Nagelsmann could become his own successor. But why did Thomas Tuchel fail in Munich?

Scholl sees the quality of the squad as the main problem

Bayern icon Mehmet Scholl also commented on the question of “why” in the BILD program “Reif is live”. For him, Tuchel's qualities are indisputable: “I don't have enough internal skills, but Tuchel has already trained world-class players in his clubs and has also won great things with great players. “He had very good quality squads and he knows what it takes to compete at the highest level,” explained the 1996 European champion.

In Munich, however, the situation was different. “He said from the beginning: 'For the objectives we have, the squad is too scarce and this or that player is not good enough.' “He shouted for reinforcements and didn't get them,” analyzed the 53-year-old man.

The pressure is “too great” for Kimmich

In particular, Tuchel had repeatedly expressed his desire to have a new defensive midfielder, but without success. However, a double six formed by Goretzka and Kimmich never fit his ideas.

“He has different demands in the position. Goretzka is an incredibly valuable team player. Kimmich tried to be a tactician, but the burden and pressure became too much for him. Goretzka supported him on the field, but could not contain him. That's why the constellation was no longer correct,” Scholl explained.

The 36-time international also believes that Tuchel and the team never met. “It doesn't seem like the players are comfortable or playing freely,” Scholl said. Things are different in Leverkusen with Alonso. “Everyone is having fun there, everyone wants the ball, everyone wants to try something. “Everyone can be themselves.”

By Marcel Kohler


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