Thomas Tuchel already has big locker room problems to solve


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A hectic week. Since last Thursday, Thomas Tuchel has been at the center of attention. On March 23, the German press announced that the 49-year-old technician would take charge of Bayern Munich in place of Julian Nagelsmann, thanked to everyone’s surprise. On Friday, TT signed his contract until 2025 before officially becoming the coach of the Bavarian team. The next day, he was presented to the media with his new leaders. On Monday, he conducted his first training session with players who were not in the national team.

Tuchel then took the opportunity to chat with some of them, including Leroy Sané, with whom he had a 12-minute meeting on the training ground. The German wants to position the former City player on the wings and make him one of his basic men. It is one of his first strong choices as explained yesterday. TT also wants to get the best out of Serge Gnabry and Sadio Mané. According Picture, he must also revive Ryan Gravenberch and channel João Cancelo, of a nervous nature. Tuchel will also have to find the right balance so that young people, such as Mathys Tel, Arijon Ibrahimovic (17) and Paul Wanner (17) can progress and find a place in the group.

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On the ground, the German coach already has ideas on how to revive the Bavarian machine. But the evil is deeper since he must also federate a locker room where several clans (Kimmich and Goretzka were pro-Nagelsmann and Neuer, Ulrich, Mané, Sané, Gnabry, Musiala and Cancelo were against) and problems exist. This is what explains Picture this Thursday. Tuchel got to know the nine elements who remained at the club during the break, including Thomas Müller and players in rehabilitation like Lucas Hernandez, Jamal Musiala and Manuel Neuer. The latter had been in conflict with Julian Nagelsmann since he fired Toni Tapalovic, the former goalkeeping coach. Picture indicates that Tuchel will have to manage this special case while deciding in a few months between Yann Sommer, who arrived this winter, and Neuer. A decision that will not be easy.

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He will also have to make sure to put himself in the pocket Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, leaders and spokespersons for the team under Nagelsmann. Same thing with Thomas Müller who has a special status. To have the group by his side, Tuchel will absolutely have to get along with these four executives, divided about his predecessor. The German media adds that the former PSG coach will have to forge good relations with Kingsley Coman, who leads the French-speaking group of Bayern Munich (Upamecano; Hernandez, Pavard) with Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, whom he already has his side. Ditto with Matthijs de Ligt, who is the leader of the Dutch part of the dressing room (Blind and Gravenberch). The construction site has only just begun for the German coach who wants to unite his players.

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