Bayern's Honorary President Slams Tuchel's Comments
Bayern Munich's honorary president, Uli Hoeness, has strongly criticized Thomas Tuchel for his public comments about the club's transfer dealings during the summer.
Tuchel took the reins at Bayern less than six months ago, replacing Julian Nagelsmann. However, his comments, especially regarding the summer transfer window, have raised eyebrows within the club.
The German giants successfully acquired Harry Kane from Tottenham for a hefty £100 million. Yet, Tuchel also expressed his desire to bring in Declan Rice, who eventually joined Arsenal, as well as Manchester City's Kyle Walker. Frustration arose as the club missed out on Fulham's Joao Palhinha on deadline day.
Bayern's top brass were less than pleased with Tuchel's "erratic" conduct following these failed transfers, leading to a secret meeting earlier this month.
Now, the club's honorary president has publicly voiced his concerns about Tuchel's "unwise statements" made during the summer.
According to NTV, Bayern chief Hoeness commented: "Those statements are a media sensation, especially in the tabloids. Some, including the coach, made unwise statements, because I shouldn't make my own team look bad by saying our squad is too thin. We don't have a thin squad."
Despite a strong start in the Bundesliga with 17 points from a possible 21, Bayern finds themselves in third place.
Hoeness hinted that the club is open to strengthening the squad in January to boost their title campaign, emphasizing that any new signings would be made with the club's long-term health in mind.
Last month, it was revealed that Bayern's leadership had grown frustrated with Tuchel's behavior during the summer transfer window, particularly his push to sign Rice, while they considered Kane a priority.
The club's transfer committee believed that acquiring a No. 6 midfielder was more crucial than a striker. However, after securing Kane, they conceded to Tuchel's demands and pursued Palhinha following the manager's public request.
Bayern initially offered £47 million, which Fulham promptly rejected, valuing Palhinha at £90 million initially.
Despite their strong Bundesliga run, Bayern currently sits in third place, one point behind Stuttgart and two behind Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen.
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