On Wednesday night, one of the most exciting UEFA Champions League matches took place on Parc des Princes in Paris. It was a duel between one of the most successful soccer clubs in history Bayern Munich and one of the wealthiest, Paris Saint-Germain. PSG won the game 3-0 and showed that the team’s owners spent their money well. On the other hand, Bayern Munich didn’t only lose the game. They have also lost patience with their manager Carlo Ancelotti and announced on Thursday that they have decided to search for a new person to take over the team. Current assistant manager and former Bayern Munich player Willy Sagnol has been appointed as interim manager. Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann are targeted by the club to fill the vacated position, but Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp isn’t out of the picture.
“The performance of our team since the start of the season did not meet the expectations we put to them,” – said Bayern’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, explaining the team’s decision. “I would like to thank Carlo for his cooperation. Carlo is my friend and will remain my friend, but we had to make a professional decision. The game in Paris clearly showed that we had to draw consequences.“
Ancelotti didn’t make comments to the media about him being fired, but did went on Twitter and said that “it has been a great honour to form part of Bayern’s history” and thanked “the Players and it’s amazing fans.”
It has been a great honour to form part of Bayern’s history. I would like to thank the Club, the Players and it's amazing fans. #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/oZ7mLllers
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) September 28, 2017
Carlo Ancelotti became Bayern Munich’s manager in 2016, replacing Pep Guardiola who went to Manchester City. Ancelotti came to the club with 3 UEFA Champions League titles and as a person who won domestic titles in 4 countries. He went on to win the Bundesliga in his first year with Bayern Munich alongside two DFL-Supercup titles. Still, the club didn’t play particularly well in UEFA Champions League being eliminated in the last year’s quarter-final.