Julian Nagelsmann joins a gallery of coaches who were not happy in Munich. He made himself vulnerable with his penchant for tactical experiments – but his superiors themselves set an example of fickleness.
Two days before Julian Nagelsmann, according to almost all critics, achieved the most important victory of his coaching career so far, Uli Hoeneß was sitting in the Baroque Hall of the Deutsches Theater in Munich and made a prophecy: “If everything turns out the way I think it will, we will be in six not discuss the topic of Nagelsmann for up to eight weeks,” said the Honorary President of FC Bayern. It’s been two weeks! Bayern threw Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League two days later, they won against Augsburg in the Bundesliga, then they lost in Leverkusen. Lo and behold: Uli Hoeneß was right – much faster than expected! Nagelsmann is out, the new big topic at Bayern is: Thomas Tuchel.