Julian Nagelsmann is in the most difficult phase of his coaching career at Bayern. Just a few weeks ago, everyone was raving about Bayern playing so well. After four games without a win in the Bundesliga, however, all this is just smoke and mirrors. The 35-year-old has to fight for his job as Bayern coach.
A fee of 25 million euros and a contract term of five years clearly indicate that FC Bayern is aiming for a long-term project with Julian Nagelsmann. At the moment, however, it is hard to imagine that Nagelsmann will still be in office in 2026 - termination clause or not. As of now, those responsible for Bayern are behind the coach. "We're not dealing with any other coaches now, we're totally convinced of Julian," affirmed Oliver Kahn during Bayern's Oktoberfest visit.
Nonetheless, the situation between Nagelsmann and some Bayern players seems to be getting frostier. In addition, it is not clear whether the Bayern coach still has the necessary authority and whether the players trust his approaches. If this is no longer the case, there could be a change relatively quickly. One factor could definitely be Thomas Tuchel. The coach who was last fired at Chelsea was a serious candidate at Bayern in the past. Should Nagelsmann lose his job, Tuchel should be the first port of call. BILD names October 8th as the deadline. Then it's up to Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund. If the deficit increases from three to six points, that could have been it for Nagelsmann.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Nagelsmann wobbles: does the Bayern coach still have support in the dressing room? released.