No Bayern Munich squad break-up as summer of change begins

Bayern Munich‘s home game against Wolfsburg on Sunday is of little importance for the hosts who have nothing left to play for and instead it is the work of club bosses off the pitch that is of interest.

Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinal second leg for a 4-3 aggregate defeat meant that their last chance of silverware was gone, with Bayer Leverkusen securing the Bundesliga title last month.

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The season may not yet be finished but Bayern are already locked in a widening search for a successor to Tuchel, with several coaches, including Julian Nagelsmann, Xabi Alonso and Ralf Rangnick, preferring to stay in their posts.

The squad is also expected to undergo changes, with Joshua Kimmich and Alphonso Davies among those potentially on the move.

“We have to find the right coach for Bayern and the players who will fit in with that,” Bayern’s new board member for sport Max Eberl, who took over in February, told Welt TV.

“There most certainly will be departures and arrivals this summer.”

But he said the squad would not “be breaking up.”

“We have had discussions with all players. Obviously it is important for them to know who will be the new coach. But we have already thought of new players and also thought about who we want to extend contracts with,” Eberl added.