Bayern Munich manager, Thomas Tuchel, has come under fire for his recent comments about Xavi’s departure from Barcelona.
After Xavi confirmed that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season, Tuchel made remarks that did not sit well with some critics.
Xavi’s decision to step down as coach came after Barcelona’s 5-3 defeat to Villarreal, leaving them trailing 11 points behind La Liga leaders Girona and 10 points behind rivals Real Madrid.
In his announcement, Xavi expressed the need for a change in direction and the desire to leave on June 30th for the benefit of the club and its players.
Speculation has been rife about who will replace Xavi, and Tuchel seemed to suggest that he would be interested in the position during a fan event.
He mentioned his admiration for the Spanish league and the self-confidence exhibited by Spanish players.
However, former Bayern midfielder Didi Hamann criticized Tuchel’s comments, calling them a “disgrace.”
Hamann expressed his disappointment, stating that as an employee of Bayern, Tuchel should not be discussing potential moves to other clubs.
He also highlighted Bayern’s recent underwhelming performances, particularly in their home games against lower-ranked teams.
Tuchel, who led Bayern to the Bundesliga title last season, is currently under pressure to deliver results.
The team is currently second in the Bundesliga, trailing unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen by two points.
However, it remains to be seen how Bayern Munich will navigate this situation and whether Tuchel’s remarks will have any impact on his future at the club.
This article was updated 3 weeks ago