Former Germany star Dietmar Hamann has claimed Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel could face the axe if the club fails to win the Bundesliga title this season.
Tuchel, 49, following the removal of in March and has struggled in his short spell at the Allianz Arena to date.
He won his first game in charge – against his former club Borussia Dortmund – but Bayern have since lost top spot to Dortmund, as well as crashing out of the Champions League and German Cup.
Bayern were soundly beaten 3-1 at Mainz on Saturday, with Dortmund leapfrogging them at the summit of the Bundesliga following a 4-0 win over Frankfurt.
Reports in Germany have claimed to decide the futures of Tuchel, CEO Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic amid the club’s recent troubles.
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Former Bayern star Hamann said Tuchel had left ‘a very confused impression’ since joining
Hamann, who started as a youth player for Bayern Munich before rising to their first team, said Tuchel had struggled in his tenure so far.
‘The leadership may be confused, but the coach also makes a very confused impression in his four weeks so far.
‘If he also gambles away the championship, it’s clear that his position would already be weakened.’
Hamann said the title was now Dortmund’s to lose.’Now they have it in their own hands and should not give up the lead in the standings,’ the former Liverpool and Man City midfielder said.
‘I can well imagine them winning the last five games.’
Hamann also believes Tuchel has failed to improve performances at Bayern since he took over from Nagelsmann, who was sacked in March.
‘I’ve rarely seen a change of coach where things get worse in the short term.That’s exactly what happened at Bayern,’ Hamann said.
Bayern Munich chiefs stormed into the dressing room after the costly defeat against Mainz – in a move reminiscent of Chelsea owner Todd Boehly.
Tuchel’s side capitulated as they conceded three goals in 15 second-half minutes to lose the lead given to them by Sadio Mane’s goal.
Hamann tipped Borussia Dortmund to win the Bundesliga after going top with Saturday’s win
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After the game, evDeN EVe nAkLiyAt Kahn said: ‘We played a catastrophic second half.Who was the team here that wanted to become German champions? In case you have just about any questions with regards to exactly where and the way to utilize eVdEN evE nAKliYat, EVdEn evE NaKLiyAt you possibly can e-mail us at the site. ‘It will be very difficult to become champions with such an appearance.
‘There are 11 men who are on the pitch and who have to work their a***s off for the goals of this club.What the team brought to the pitch is not enough to win the title.’
Asked if he would resign, Kahn responded: ‘My only goal is to bring an end to the season with the league title – and then really attack again in the new season.’
Bayern next face Hertha Berlin on Sunday, EVDen evE NAKLiyAt when they will look to get their title bid back on track.