After less than two years in charge, Bayern Munich fired manager Julian Nagelsmann and replaced him in 2025 with Thomas Tuchel.
The German team, which has won the last ten Bundesliga championships, is now ranked second in the standings, one point behind Borussia Dortmund.
They defeated Paris Saint-Germain to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, where they will take on Manchester City.
Chelsea of the Premier League fired Tuchel, 49, in September.
On a deal that runs through 30 June 2025, he succeeds Nagelsmann and will begin practicing on Monday.
Oliver Kahn, the chief executive of Bayern, stated: “We were certain we would work with Julian Nagelsmann on a long-term basis when we signed him in the summer of 2021, and that was the ambition of all of us right up until the end.
Yet, despite winning the Bundesliga title the previous year, we have now concluded that our team’s quality is showing up less and less frequently.
“We played less successfully and appealingly after the World Cup. Our aims for this season as well as our future ambitions have been called into question by the significant performance swings.
“That is the reason we are acting now. I want to thank Julian and his coaching staff on behalf of Bayern and personally. I also wish everyone luck in the future.
Nagelsmann, 35, won the championship by eight points in his debut season as manager of Bayern after spending time at RB Leipzig. He also won the German Supercup in 2021 and 2022.
After losing to Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Sunday, his team has just five victories in their last 10 league games.
Dino Topmoller, Benjamin Gluck, and Xaver Zembrod, three further assistant coaches, have also left the club, according to Bayern.
As one of three championships won at Stamford Bridge in 20 months, Tuchel won the Champions League with Chelsea in May 2021. After that season, he was named World Coach of the Year.
The German, who had also previously worked for Borussia Dortmund and Paris St. Germain, was fired in September, on Todd Boehly’s 100th day as owner of Chelsea, following a 1-0 Champions League loss to Dinamo Zagreb.
On Saturday, April 1, Bayern will play league-leading Dortmund.
Oliver Kahn: "Personally and on behalf of FC Bayern, I would like to thank Julian and his coaching team, and wish everyone the best of luck for the future."
Hasan Salihamidžić: "I am very grateful to Julian for what he has done for FC Bayern and I wish him all the best." pic.twitter.com/j9Pq1yq2GL
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) March 24, 2023