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Crisis at Bayern: Emergency meeting to decide Carlo Ancelotti’s fate

Could this be the end of the road for the Italian?

Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Things are suddenly moving very quickly at Bayern Munich. According to Sport Bild, Bayern Munich have convened an emergency meeting of the board members to decide the future of Carlo Ancelotti at the club. It is possible that the coach may be fired long before his tenure is complete.

Neither CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge or Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic wanted to comment on the future of Ancelotti before departure from Paris. However, Rummenigge made it clear that there would be “consequences” for the abject performance by the Bavarians on Wednesday that saw them lose 3-0 to to a dominant PSG side.

Who will succeed Ancelotti?

According to Sport Bild, assistant coach Willy Sagnol will likely take over as interim coach if Ancelotti is sacked. The ex-Bayern man was brought in during the summer to replace Hermann Gerland in the assistant coaching position. However, it was rumored back then that the real reason he was brought in was to serve as a backup in case Ancelotti was removed.

Sagnol has experience as a first team coach, having managed Ligue 1 side Girondins Bordeaux from 2014 to 2016. The Frenchman will have to take over a shaky Bayern squad who look to be in real danger of missing out on the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Beyond Sagnol, rumors suggest that former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel could be in the running to succeed Ancelotti. Tuchel, who has yet to find a new job after being dismissed at the end of last season by BVB, is viewed favorably by the Bayern bosses. He was one of the names mentioned by Uli Hoeness as a possible German coach.

A decision on Ancelotti’s future could be announced as early as this afternoon.


According to Bild, Ancelotti upon landing in Munich was asked about his future. He replied, “No comment.”


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