'Erratic' Tuchel is 'irritating Bayern bosses with STRANGE behaviour'

‘Erratic’ Thomas Tuchel is ‘irritating Bayern Munich bosses with his STRANGE behaviour over transfers’ after trying to fight for Declan Rice while they eyed Harry Kane, as his public demands wear thin

  • Thomas Tuchel has annoyed Bayern bosses with his ‘negative statements’
  • He was keen to sign Declan Rice while the club were pushing for Harry Kane
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Bayern Munich bosses have reportedly grown irritated with Thomas Tuchel over his ‘erratic’ behaviour during the summer transfer window.

The Bundesliga giants signed five players this summer, including Harry Kane for a club record £100m deal from Tottenham.

One area where Tuchel was keen to strengthen though at the No 6 role, with the former Chelsea boss holding an interest in Declan Rice before he joined Arsenal, while the German giants also missed out on Fulham’s Joao Palhinha.

After their 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, Tuchel told reporters: ‘The squad is a bit thin, a bit small. We have six trained defensive players for a four-man chain, which is perfect.’

As reported by BILD, Tuchel’s ‘repeated negative statements’ have annoyed Bayern bosses who feel his public demands are wearing thin. 

Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly frustrated the club’s owners due to his ‘strange behaviour over transfers’ during the summer transfer window

Tuchel has repeatedly clamoured for a No 6 like Declan Rice (left) or Joao Palhinha from Fulham, while the club were keen to get Harry Kane (right) through the door

Bayern bosses feel Tuchel’s behaviour has been ‘erratic’ with  his comments over their ‘thin squad’ causing ‘total incomprehension’ (Karl Heinz-Rummenigge pictured with Uli Hoeness) 

Tuchel’s behaviour has during the summer window has been described as ‘erratic’ internally, with the names of many players brought into play, with the bosses feeling he was trying to be ‘too creative’.

One frustration they had was Tuchel’s push to sign Rice, when they felt Kane was the priority.

It would have been unlikely for the club to sign both players, with Rice costing Arsenal even more than his England team-mate at £105m. 

Bayern’s transfer committee felt that signing a No 6 was more important to Tuchel than a striker, but after signing Kane, they accepted his demands and pushed for Palhinha after the manager’s public demands. 

The German club put in an initial offer of £47m though this was subsequently rejected by the London club – who priced him at £90m initially.

The move fell through as the London club were unable to find a replacement in time – not helped by the German window closing earlier than the English one.

It came despite the Portuguese international arriving at Bayern Munich to have photos taken with the club’s kit. 

Tuchel’s comments about the squad being thin came after the transfer window closed, and is said to have caused ‘total incomprehension among club management

Bayern Munich eventually got their man as Kane joined the club from Tottenham for £100m (pictured alongside CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen

Bayern failed to sign Joao Palhinha as a deal collapsed shortly before the window closed

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The German giants had been linked with a host of other players across the transfer window.

After selling Benjamin Pavard to Inter Milan, Bayern Munich considered bringing in another defender.

However, it’s said the club did not approve the signings of Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah or German international Armel Bella-Kotchap. Tuchel had reportedly convinced Chalobah to make the move in a phone call beforehand. 

Tuchel reportedly agreed to the club re-signing Joao Cancelo who was on loan from Man City last season, only to change his mind after consulting with his coaching staff – with the Portuguese international since joining Manchester City. 

Bayern bosses also hoped that Tuchel would be ‘more clear’ about a profile of keeper he was looking for, as they looked for cover for the injured Manuel Neuer.

The former Chelsea boss reportedly repeatedly came with new suggestions including Bono, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Robert Sanchez, before the eventually signed Israeli Daniel Peretz.  

Tuchel reportedly made a U-turn over whether to sign Joao Cancelo before his Barcelona move

Bayern Munich bosses meanwhile did not give permission for Trevoh Chalobah to join

Over the summer, Bayern also signed Kim Min-jae from Napoli, with Konrad Leimer and Raphael Guerriero joining at the end of their contracts with rival clubs RB Leipzig and Borrussia Dortmund respectively. 

Tuchel only just managed to deliver the club the Bundesliga title last season, after replacing Julian Nagelsmann in March.

This was due to Borussia Dortmund being held to a 2-2 draw with Mainz, with Bayern Munich securing a dramatic late victory against Cologne on the final day.

Despite the club’s frustrations with the manager, Bayern have a 100 per cent record to start the season, with three consecutive victories in the Bundesliga. 

In the Champions League, they have been drawn in a group alongside Manchester United, Galatasaray and Copenhagen.


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