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Germany boss Julian Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich after tactics 'leaked' by dressing room 'mole'

Ryan Smart

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Germany boss Julian Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich after tactics 'leaked' by dressing room 'mole'

Germany boss Julian Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich a week after he exposed a 'mole' inside the dressing room that he claimed was leaking tactics.

Nagelsmann's departure from the Allianz Arena came as somewhat of a surprise to many, given that they were top of the Bundesliga at the time and still in the Champions League.

The German giants quickly moved to secure the appointment of former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, who narrowly guided them to a Bundesliga title on the final day of the season.

Bayern are currently unbeaten after 11 games in this season's league campaign, with nine wins and two draws. Harry Kane has scored 17 goals in those 11 matches.

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However, the club are not currently occupying the top spot in the division, with Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen having won 10 games out of 11.

The Spaniard has even been tipped to replace Tuchel at Bayern by Spanish outlet El Chiringuito.

He will hope to avoid a similar fate suffered by Nagelsmann, who claimed in March 2022 - shortly before his sacking - that a member of his own dressing room had 'leaked' tactics to the press.

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German outlet Bild published a series of pictures which showed tactical documents.

The documents explained the positions Nagelsmann wanted his players to take on the pitch, as well as the mention of a 'joker' - a winger with special importance who possessed good movements.

The 35-year-old told reporters: "It bothers me a lot. The person who transmits this harms each of the players, he is not the objective.

"What is the person who transmits this looking for? What are you waiting for? I don't see what his motivation could be, beyond facilitating the task for the adversary.

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"Moles are protected species. Every time you drive through the countryside, you see 80,000 moles and you can't get rid of them. Their search is very, very difficult."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Bayern Munich, Bundesliga

Ryan Smart
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