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Thomas Tuchel makes final decision on Bayern Munich future amid Man Utd links

Thomas Tuchel makes final decision on Bayern Munich future amid Man Utd links

Tuchel has made up his mind.

Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he will not stay at Bayern Munich beyond the end of the current season.

Back in February it was announced that Bayern and Tuchel would end their "mutual collaboration" at the end of what has been a disappointing campaign.

For the first time in 11 seasons Bayern have not been crowned champions of Germany, and will finish the season empty handed after suffering elimination from both the DFB Pokal and the Champions League.

Earlier this week reports claimed that Bayern could perform a dramatic U-turn and keep Tuchel after failing to find a replacement.

Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann Ralf Rangnick and Zinedine Zidane have all turned down the chance to join the club, while Crystal Palace rejected an approach for Oliver Glasner.

Now, Tuchel has rejected the chance to stay.

"This is my last press conference at Säbener Straße," the 50-year-old told reporters on Friday ahead of Bayern's season finale against Hoffenheim.

"There were talks, but we didn't reach an agreement, so the decision of February still stands."

Reports claimed that Tuchel was willing to stay as long as the club extended his contract, set to expire in 2025. Bayern bosses reportedly wanted the coach to run down his deal and then review the situation next year.

Senior members of the Bayern dressing room pleaded with the club and coach to reach an agreement, including Harry Kane and Manuel Neuer.

Tuchel was appointed Bayern boss in March 2023 after the surprise sacking of Nagelsmann.

Last season he just about managed to get his side over the line in the Bundesliga title race, but this term they have been well off the pace set by Alonso's unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen.

The former Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea coach has been linked with replacing Erik ten Hag as Manchester United manager, with the Dutchman reportedly on the radar of Bayern.

United have not made a decision on the future of Ten Hag, whose contract expires next summer.

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Topics: Bayern Munich, Thomas Tuchel, Bundesliga, Football