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German manager favourite to take Bayern Munich hotseat as Ancelotti sacked before Celtic ties

By Josh Bunting

Carlo Ancelotti has been dismissed as manager of Bayern Munich after their 3-0 humiliation at the hands of PSG.

The clubs board held a meeting to discuss the Italian’s future just hours after the Champions League defeat and it is now understood that the Italian has been relieved of his duties.

The favourite to take the hot seat now at the German champions is young Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann who has previously said Bayern play a huge part in his dreams.

Former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Ancelotti was in charge at the Allianz Arena for 15 months since taking over from Pep Guardiola in July 2016.

Ancelotti lead Bayern to their fifth consecutive Bundesliga title in his first season at the club but his side were beaten by his former employees Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter final and were also beaten by Borussia Dortmund in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal Cup.

So far in the league this season, Bayern have drawn with Wolfsburg and have been beaten by Hoffenheim falling below expectations before Wednesday night’s heavy defeat to the big spending French side.

“It's a loss we have to talk about, we have to analyse, from which we have to draw consequences in clear text form," Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told FCBayern.tv. "I think what we saw this evening was not Bayern Munich. I think we all agree on that.

"If I take a look to the right or left, then there is nothing to misunderstand or to interpret wrong. I think it's important to turn things around after this loss, to present as Bayern Munich and to show we are a team, [the one] which performed well in Europe and in Germany last year. That's where we have to continue."

 

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