Bayern Munich’s manager, Thomas Tuchel has explained the reason he decided to accept the offer from the Bavarians when they came calling for him.
The 49-year-old was speaking at his unveiling at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, March 25th, 2023. He signed a deal that will keep him at the club for at least until the summer of 2025.
Tuchel said it was an honour for Bayern to consider him for the job.
“It’s a huge honour to be able to sign a contract with FC Bayern. I’d like to thank Oliver Kahn, Hasan Salihamidžić, Herbert Hainer, and Uli Hoeneß for their trust. Even if I’ve worked abroad for a while, you become even more aware of the club’s importance. The DNA of this club is commitment. It’s all about winning at Bayern, as well as the way you win. The squad here is one of the best and most talented in Europe, and I am excited to be able to work together with this squad.”
The German led the Blues to win their second UEFA Champions League title at the expense of Manchester City in 2021 with just six months in charge of the London club. He went on to win the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup and was voted World Coach of the Year in 2021. Tuchel’s first game will be against his former club, Borussia Dortmund.