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Thomas Tuchel early favorite for Bayern manager

This shouldn’t come as a shock.

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Could this man be Bayern’s next manager?
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According to reports from Sport Bild, the preferred successor to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern is Thomas Tuchel.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to many. Tuchel has been highly spoken of by both Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and is a coach more in the mold of Pep Guardiola than Carlo Ancelotti. Tuchel’s relationship with the Spaniard is also well documented, and Guardiola actually wanted Tuchel to succeed him at Bayern. Tuchel had accepted the Dortmund head coaching position before the Bayern job became available.

Tuchel, 44, has had spells at Mainz and Dortmund, to varying degrees of success. The on-field product has always been great, but it’s off the pitch where he has had his problems. His relationship with management was his downfall at Dortmund and, with so many strong characters at Bayern, it could cause problems in Munich if he were to end up taking the job.

Hoeneß has gone on record saying the club want a permanent solution in place after the international break, so the earliest Tuchel would be on the bench is when Bayern take on Freiburg on October 14th.

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