Like a lot of you, when phrase dropped by Fabrizio Romano on Thursday that Bayern Munich had been discussing terminating Julian Nagelsmann, I used to be flabbergasted.
When it appeared, minutes later, that it was confirmed that Bayern had parted methods with their supervisor… one thing was amiss.
Nothing felt proper in regards to the state of affairs; From timing, to the way it leaks, to how the workforce performs when that occurs. It was probably the most bizarrely timed dismissal I’ve ever seen in any sport.
Whereas I did not personally agree with all the things Nagelsmann did throughout his tenure, I can confidently say that I assumed he was doing a superb job total – and his document on the membership displays that.
To provide the timeline of what I’ve felt since Nagelsmann was introduced on board, let me replace issues:
- The bitterness of coping with Hansi Flick.
- Pleasure over the appointment of Julian Nagelsmann.
- Annoyed (however nonetheless backed up) as he fidgeted a lot in the course of the 2021/22 season.
- Pleasure about his skill to adapt to work with present gamers.
- Disappointment as a result of Nagelsmann fell into the lure of sitting out key gamers when the offense was already enjoying properly.
- The joy round Nagelsmann rethinking how the workforce was struggling and injecting life again into it.
Then, all of it got here crashing down in what appeared like mere minutes when it appeared like he had full management of this workforce (regardless of the loss to Bayer Leverkusen).
Standing within the limelight ready to fill Nagelsmann’s not-yet-quiet seat was… Thomas Tuchel. A person so clever – and so annoying – that he typically makes an instantaneous affect on his groups earlier than lastly driving them right into a cut up state.
It occurs…each time.
As quirky and discerning as Nagelsmann was, he commanded the respect of his gamers (properly, most likely all of them besides, maybe, Robert Lewandowski) and had the workforce named one of many favorites to win the Bundesliga. Pokal and Champions League.
It does not make sense – primarily based on what we all know. If one thing else was happening behind the scenes, we actually weren’t aware about it (at the least on the time of scripting this).
All through his tenure, I’ll say this about Nagelsmann: – proper or mistaken – he made selections primarily based on what he thought was proper or on what he thought would work.
He wasn’t good, however when there have been failures, he confirmed a spirit and resilience that allowed him to make use of that massive of a thoughts to make things better.
Nagelsmann, who has typically precipitated me extra frustration than is important, is strictly what you need on this new age of coaches. He makes use of a mixture of intestine intuition and analytics to make his selections, is courageous in his techniques and workforce picks, and has proven nice adaptability on the fly and after evaluation.
Nagelsmann is not afraid to make a mistake—neither is he too happy with getting it proper.
Are we going to say the identical in regards to the cussed and abrasive Tuchel in March of 2025 – or will subsequent month’s taste boss truly sharpen his knife to assist do away with Tommy?
Tuchel triple the time?
It could be brief, however given his skill to rapidly make an affect and take a workforce to nice heights on a short-term foundation, it would not be shocking if Bayern Munich gained the treble beneath Thomas Tuchel.
Nonetheless, it would not be shocking both to look at the workforce collapse and fully on fireplace with a management change late within the season.
That was one of many ongoing themes for this week Liverpool FC He was about to make a cameo for Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.
The Dutch midfielder struggled to search out constant enjoying time at Bavaria and was typically aggravated by his lack of minutes. Nonetheless, regardless of the re-emergence of a attainable midfield stalemate in 2023/24, Sport Bild’s Christian Falk introduced that Gravenberch It will not be sold.
Bayern Munich appear satisfied they may discover some enjoying time for the younger Dutchman. There have been some grumblings that Bayern are literally seeing Gravenberch as an attacking midfielder slightly than in a deeper position just like the No. 6 or No. 8.
The teaching change might have confused issues additional for the Dutchman, who has to win a brand new coach and remains to be preventing fierce competitors at each positions:
- Attacking midfield: Jamal Musiala, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane, Serge Gnabry, Paul Wanner (probably on mortgage), and Aragon Ibrahimovic.
- Central midline: Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Konrad Leimer (anticipated to reach from Leipzig this summer time, however issues might now change drastically with Nagelsmann’s sacking). Marcel Sabitzer (on mortgage and prone to depart the membership)
How this all ends with Gravenberch now’s anybody’s guess, however he has some good choices whether or not he stays or goes.
Bavarian Bavarian Enterprise: The Heat Weekend Podcast, Season 2, Episode 37
Bayern Munich could also be on a break, however BFW has loads of scorching subjects – and possibly some scorching subjects – to speak about.
Be part of us on this week’s Weekend Get Prepared podcast, the place we have now loads of good dialogue factors on the agenda, together with:
- Why ought to Bayern Munich lengthen Benjamin Pavard’s contract?
- Germany’s workforce choice and why this was mandatory for Hansi Flick.
- F.C.B You would possibly promote Robert Lewandowski…would you convey him again?
- The acquisition of Sadio Mane was introduced over the summer time, however there have been at all times some causes to suppose it would not be an ideal match. Did he succeed? Is it honest to fee him at this level? Are you shifting once more?
Tune of the Week: “Astronaut” by J Love and Particular Sauce
I am off the grid right here with a Philly group that has native fame, although I do not know precisely how far they’ve come globally. Launched in 2004, “Astronaut” was maybe G. Love & Particular Sauce’s greatest hit.
I used to be driving house from work at some point, listening to an outdated Alt-Rock station in Philly (on the time, I believe it was 100.3) and it hit me in a great way. We hope you take pleasure in a bit Philly Taste Friday:
Bavarian podcast enterprise: Shy version – Bayern Munich sack Julian Nagelsmann? And also you employed Thomas Tuchel!? (honest)
So this got here out of nowhere and we had to answer it. Bayern Munich determined to dismiss Julian Nagelsmann instantly, and former Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel is ready to be appointed and succeeded. That is an insane set of developments, particularly given the timing in the course of the worldwide break and with the sport vs Borussia Dortmund It comes proper after that.
On this specific response (or rant) episode, INNN and Schnitzel discuss in regards to the following:
- Unusual timing of the choice.
- The controversy forwards and backwards over Nagelsmann’s document and the choice to sack him.
- Can Thomas Tuchel lead Bayern Munich to the fitting monitor earlier than going through Dortmund and Manchester city?
- What standards does Tuchel want to reach Bayern Munich?
- What occurs to the portray if Tuchel cannot hack it?
- and arguments. Many, many arguments. Particularly round DFB Pokal for a motive.
Season 3, Episode 4
newest drop of The Mandalorian Bringing increasingly concentrate on Grogu (in the long term he won’t be good for present, however that is a subject for an additional time) and we realized quite a bit about his previous… so let’s dive in:
- This episode will be divided into two fundamental components – a deep dive into Grogu’s previous (and his escape from Order 66 – when the Clone Troopers turned on the Jedi they had been tasked with defending) and Ragnar Vizsla’s abduction by a Raptor (for lack of a greater time period).
- Seeing the Mandalorian rehearsal was fairly cool. All was properly for everybody till Grogu acquired the higher hand over Ragnar, making the boy stroll away. This might seize Ragnar’s birds of prey, which arrange a formulaic rescue mission that was actually the first plot line.
- As for Grogu’s flashbacks, we’re beginning to see how he ended up with such a wished quantity.
- The deep minimize of this episode was the looks of Ahmed Finest. He’s largely recognized for voicing the disastrous Star Wars character Jar-Jar Binks. I do not observe the bigger Expanded Universe, however apparently there was a online game through which Jedi Grasp Kelleran portrayed Beq – the character we see because the hero in Grogu’s flashback.
- Throughout all of this, Grogu additionally obtains some Mandalorian armor.
- I’ll say the results with Grogu are fairly terrible.
- Anyway, the group of Mandalorians finally handle to rescue Ragnar and take down the birds of prey – that are being devoured by a good bigger monster within the river. Now, although, three child Birds of Prey are in want of a brand new mom — and the Mandalorian group goes to boost them (I do know…).
- Episode 3 took a flip to set issues up for later within the season and a few folks had been bitter about it. One factor about The Mandalorian, although, is that it normally has tales that come to fruition. Whereas Episode 4 did not essentially assist the story progress, it actually performs a job in figuring out how the plot in the end develops.
- Total, it was a superb episode and the present continues to be successful regardless of relying an excessive amount of on system use. At the moment – the way in which folks anticipate to put in writing reveals – it is a large success. It isn’t simple to present folks a format that they will see on customary channels, whereas watching “status TV”.
- Total Bundesliga document: 114-110
- Report final week within the Bundesliga: 3-6
- DFL-Supercup Report: 1-0
- DFB-Pokal Report: 3-0
- Champions League register: 5-3
- World Cup total document: 38-25
- WWU Public Report: 161-139
- Visitor expectations: 7-5
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