Tottenham are keeping an eye on Julian Nagelsmann’s situation as one the options they’re considering to replace Antonio Conte, who’s expected to leave. At the moment, it’s unclear whether Nagelsmann wants to take another job immediately or wait until the summer.
Nagelsmann’s next move will be interesting. Real Madrid and — now — Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to the German, who many feel got a raw deal at the end of Bayern Munich tenure.
Would Tottenham Hotspur be a good place for Nagelsmann to rebound? Drop us your thoughts in the comments.
Hansi Flick had to break a habit of his during this international break — penciling in Manuel Neuer’s name into the starting XI. Now, Marc-André ter Stegen is the man for Germany.
“Marc (ter Stegen) will play these two games. I’ve always said that the performance principle applies. Manuel knows that too. We have a lot of quality in the goalkeeping position,” said Flick. “Marc has shown at Barcelona over the last few years that he’s a fantastic footballer, he can command the space behind the backline and he’s very good with the ball when in possession, so it doesn’t make a big difference (to when Neuer is playing).”
Bayern Munich might be on a break, but BFW has plenty of hot topics — and maybe some hot takes — to chatter about.
Join us for this week’s Weekend Warm-up podcast, where we have a ton of good discussion points on the agenda, including:
- Why Bayern Munich should extend the contract of Benjamin Pavard,
- Germany’s squad selections and why this was a necessity for Hansi Flick.
- FC Barcelona might sell Robert Lewandowski...would you bring him back?
- The acquisition of Sadio Mané was heralded during the summer, but there were always some reasons to think it would not be a perfect fit. Has he been successful? Is it fair to assess him at this point? Would you make the move again?
It might not happen for a couple of seasons, but FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Liverpool FC are all very interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz:
Florian Wirtz, attracting lot of interest as one of the best talents in the world - but Bayer Leverkusen remain convinced he will stay at least until 2024 ⭐️— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 23, 2023
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool keep following the situation — the race is 100% open.
Bayern Munich has also been closely linked to Wirtz, but it is very unclear what the strategic direction of this club is right now. it is clear that we’ll have to wait and see how some of the players adjust to life under Thomas Tuchel before we can start to speculate on future moves.
Real Madrid are not prepared to outbid Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham but will give him a huge €10m-a-year contract if he does choose to move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Bavarian Podcast Works: Rant edition — Bayern Munich sack Julian Nagelsmann? And hired Thomas Tuchel!? (Bavarian Football Works)
So this came out of nowhere and we just HAD to react to it. Bayern Munich have decided to sack Julian Nagelsmann with immediate effect, and former Chelsea and BVB coach Thomas Tuchel is set to be named his successor. This is an insane set of developments, especially given the timing during an international break and with the game vs Borussia Dortmund coming right after.
In this special edition reaction (or rant) episode, INNN and Schnitzel talk about the following:
- The strange timing of the decision.
- Arguing back and forth about Nagelsmann’s record and the decision to sack him.
- Can Thomas Tuchel get Bayern on track before facing BVB and Manchester City?
- What criteria does Tuchel need to fulfill to be a success at Bayern?
- What happens to the board if Tuchel can’t hack it?
- And arguments. Lots and lots of arguments. Especially about the DFB Pokal for some reason.
Joao Felix, on loan at Chelsea from Atletico Madrid, is also on Man Utd’s radar and the Red Devils are optimistic that they could negotiate a discount on his £80m asking price.
Real Madrid star Luka Modric will reportedly meet with Al-Nassr FC to talk over a future move to the club:
✅ Everything confirmed: by the end of the month (in all likelihood on 31 March) there will be a meeting in Riyadh between #AlNasr and #Modric's entourage. ✈️— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) March 23, 2023
️ The club will deep dive into the details of the offer for the midfielder. ⚽ #Transfers #RMCF #RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/fCuG9koorH