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Thomas Tuchel confirms his intention to raid Chelsea after being appointed Bayern Munich manager

Nasir Jabbar

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Thomas Tuchel confirms his intention to raid Chelsea after being appointed Bayern Munich manager

Thomas Tuchel says he's hoping to add one of Chelsea's coaches to his backroom staff following his appointment at Bayern Munich.

Tuchel is back in work having replaced Julian Nagelsmann as the head coach of the German giants.

And he plans to raid his old side as he looks to bolster his coaching staff. He's confirmed his intention to add Chelsea's Anthony Barry to his team at Bayern.

Speaking after being unveiled as Bayern boss, the 49-year-old revealed his coaching staff while mentioning Barry, who's currently with the Premier League club.

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"My coaching staff wasn’t prepared either, so a big thank you to their families for their flexibility," he said at his press conference.

"Arno Michels and Zsolt Low, who have been working with me for over ten years, will be there. We’re hoping to add Anthony Barry, who is currently at Chelsea."

Chelsea assistant coach Anthony Barry ahead of a Premier League match. Image: Alamy
Chelsea assistant coach Anthony Barry ahead of a Premier League match. Image: Alamy

Tuchel has been out of work since September 2022 following his sacking at the Stamford Bridge outfit.

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And he spoke about the timing of the job amid reports linking him with the managerial role at Tottenham.

"The timing was surprising," he added. "I didn’t expect it and there was no contact beforehand. I assumed that I would continue my career abroad."

The German returns to the Bundesliga after taking jobs in France and England. But he heads back to his home country as he spoke highly of the club.

"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," he said.

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"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.

"The position that Julian created with the team, that we have a chance of winning the title in all three competitions, has to be exploited. Of course there are also risks involved. But we love the pressure and the stress.

"On Tuesday evening I started thinking about the squad. In England and in Paris, they rate Bayern extremely highly. Nobody wants to play against Bayern Munich. The size, the strength of the club is undisputed."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/PA

Topics: Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Football

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