Bayern Munich confirm Thomas Tuchel departure at the end of the season

  • Tuchel to leave Bayern after struggling to string together consistent results
  • German champions have struggled in the Bundesliga this season
  • Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso has been linked as Tuchel's successor
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Bayern Munich have confirmed Thomas Tuchel will leave the club at the end of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season.

Bayern have endured a dire campaign to date under Tuchel, sitting eight points adrift in the Bundesliga title race and on the brink of Champions League elimination following a 1-0 defeat to Lazio last week.

That poor form all comes in spite of the club forking out over €150m on star players Harry Kane and Kim Min-jae over the summer.

Speaking in a club statement announcing the news, club CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said: "In a good, open discussion, we came to the decision to end our working relationship by mutual agreement in the summer.

"Our goal is to pursue a new footballing direction with a new head coach for the 2024/25 season. Until then, every individual at the club is expressly called upon to achieve the maximum possible in the Champions League and Bundesliga.

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"I also explicitly hold the team accountable in this regard. In the Champions League in particular, after losing 1-0 in the first leg at Lazio, we are convinced we will reach the quarter-finals at a packed Allianz Arena with our fans behind us."

Tuchel also commented on his impending exit, stating: "We have agreed that we will end our working relationship at the end of this season," said Tuchel.

"Until then, I will of course continue to do everything I can with my coaching staff to achieve maximum success." 

90min revealed at the end of January that Bayern could be at the centre of a tug of war with Liverpool over Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso - the Spaniard's side are top of the Bundesliga table, unbeaten in 22 games, and their impressive displays have also alerted another of his former clubs, Real Madrid.

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