As of this morning, Bayern Munich is in search of a new head coach. After a 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain, it was announced that Carlo Ancelotti left his job as the head coach. Stepping in to the role will be Assistant coach Willy Sagnol, but only on an interim basis.
The decision came after ample amounts of criticism from fans criticizing Ancelotti’s lackadaisical style of coaching. His rotation policy and style of coaching was a shock to the Bayern community after having been under the direction of Pep Guardiola for years prior.
The performance of our team since the start of the season did not meet the expectations we put on them. The game in Paris clearly showed that we had to draw consequences. [Sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious discussion with Carlo today and informed him of our decision. I would like to thank Carlo for his cooperation and regret what has happened. Carlo is my friend and will remain so, but we had to make a professional decision for the benefit of FC Bayern. I now expect the team to have a positive development and absolute performance, so we can reach our goals for this season.
Chief Executive, Bayern Munich
Arjen Robben was one of many Bayern players neglected from the starting line-up for the match at the Parc des Princes as part of Ancelotti’s rotation policy. The approach that has many questions, and the Dutch star declined to directly back his manager after the game.
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