Bayern Munich sack manager Carlo Ancelotti after historic PSG defeat

Thursday 28th September , 2017 1:56 pm
Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich side lost 3-0 to PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters
Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich side lost 3-0 to PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Bayern Munich have sacked Carlo Ancelotti after Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The Italian, who led Bayern to the Bundesliga title last season having been appointed to replace Pep Guardiola last summer, was dismissed after a meeting of the club’s board on Thursday. Earlier, Bayern’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had called for “consequences” following the loss at the Parc des Princes, which was the club’s heaviest defeat in the Champions League group stages for 21 years.

“What we’ve seen tonight was not Bayern Munich,” he said.

Ancelotti’s assistant Willy Sagnol, former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel and Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann are among the early favourites to succeed him, with Sagnol to take temporary charge for the trip to face Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Bayern have also endured a difficult start to the Bundesliga season, losing at Hoffenheim in their third match and being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg last Friday.

 

 

 

Source: The Guardian