According to reports, Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel was dissatisfied with the standards during a recent training session and expressed his frustration by snapping a slalom pole.
The 49-year-old German coach, who replaced Julian Nagelsmann after his controversial sacking, has only been in the job for a month, but it seems that the pressure is already starting to mount.
Since joining the Allianz Arena, Tuchel has struggled to produce positive results.
He has managed the team in seven games, winning two, drawing two, and losing three.
Furthermore, the reigning Bundesliga champions have been eliminated from all cup competitions, including the DFB-Pokal after a surprising quarter-final loss to Freiburg, not to mention their exit from the Champions League to Manchester City.
Further doubts have been cast on Thomas Tuchel’s future at Bayern Munich after a disappointing 3-1 loss to Mainz 05 on Saturday.
According to BILD, a board meeting has been scheduled for May 22 to discuss his future at the club.
And an incident in training ahead of their league clash against Hertha Berlin this weekend has only intensified rumours of his discontent with the squad in general.
As reported byGoal, Tuchel was far from happy with how Bayern players ‘presented themselves’ in the final game of the training session, when they participated on the diamond small field.
Tuchel attempted to fix the attacking patterns and player movement on several occasions, although his efforts failed to spark a fix.
Then, out of ‘sheer frustration’, he appeared to break a slalom pole with his knee as his fellow assistant coaches watched on.
🚨 Thomas Tuchel was unhappy with the practice game in today’s training and broke a slalom pole in anger. #FCBayern [BILD] pic.twitter.com/hWc7hZgLeK
— Football Talk (@FootballTalkHQ) April 27, 2023
As a result of their poor form of late, Borussia Dortmund now sit one-point ahead of Bayern in the Bundesliga title race with five games remaining.
Former Germany international Dietmar Hamann has raised doubts over Tuchel’s future at the club.
“The leadership may be confused, but the coach also makes a very confused impression in his four weeks so far,” he told Ruhr Nachrichten.
“If he also gambles away the championship, it’s clear that his position would already be weakened.”
Hamann added: “I’ve rarely seen a change of coach where things get worse in the short term. That’s exactly what happened at Bayern.”
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