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Alex Mott·25 March 2023

📣 Thomas Tuchel speaks for the first time as Bayern Munich boss

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Thomas Tuchel has been unveiled as the new Bayern Munich boss.

Tuchel was formally announced as Julian Nagelsmann’s successor on Friday evening after a whirlwind week in Bavaria.

But the former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain boss has now been presented to the press and answered questions from the gathered media.

Here are some of the best quotes.

On the pull of Bayern

“I’m convinced that it is an honor and a distinction to be contacted by FC Bayern. When you sign the contract, it’s a great honor. My special thanks for the trust go to Oliver Kahn, Hasan Salihamidžić, Herbert Hainer and Uli Hoeneß.

“Even when you work abroad for a while, you become even more aware of the importance of FC Bayern. It’s one of the biggest clubs in Europe and the world.”

On this squad’s talents

“The DNA of FC Bayern is all about winning, also about the way you play football.

“This squad is one of the most talented and best squads in Europe. I’m looking forward to working with this squad. You can compete for every title with this squad.”

On why he accepted Bayern’s offer

“That’s a big responsibility too. In the end there’s also a personal reason for me to work here close to my family and in the state where I was born. There are many reasons that made me accept quickly”

On the timing of the offer

“The timing was surprising, I didn’t expect it and there was no contact beforehand. I assumed that I would continue my career abroad. The first interview was on Tuesday evening.

“The size of the challenge was the deciding factor that I wanted to do it.

“I’ve been in very close contact with Bayern before. But back then I couldn’t wait. It would never be appropriate to pressure anyone. Things went very quickly this time, it’s a top solution for me.”

On season ambitions

“We don’t really have much time. I probably won’t see the international until Friday.

“Winning all titles is still possible. Therefore, it will be all about the details. I have an idea of ​​what to do and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s about playing for all titles.”

On how he plans to fix Bayern

“I’m a fan of fixing everything on the training ground. It’s a big change when the head coach leaves.

“The quickest way to gain confidence is to walk straight onto the pitch. It’s clear that there will also be group discussions and feedback from the players.”