“This is the last press conference”

Munich will play Hoffenheim in the 34th round of the “2023-2024 German Bundesliga” at 10:30 p.m. on the 18th (Korea time). 

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the match, Tuchel said, “This is my last press conference as Munich coach. There were discussions, but we could not reach an agreement. Therefore, the decision to leave in February remains valid.” 

Munich had a failed season this year. It is the first time in 15 years that the team has ended the season without a win since the 2008-09 season. It already lost to Bayer Leverkusen for the 11th consecutive year, and ended up ranking second in the DFL-Super Cup. The DFB-Pokal lost to a lower-level team and was eliminated early.

Their last hope was also lost. Munich beat Arsenal in the quarterfinals at the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and advanced to the semifinals, but failed to advance to the final after losing to Real Madrid in the semifinals. Munich ended the season without winning a single trophy.

Munich made the decision during the season. The coach adjusted the contract with Tuchel until this summer. Tuchel signed a three-year contract when he was appointed to Munich during the last season. Tuchel led Munich to a dramatic Bundesliga upset last season, but he will leave the team after two seasons.

It was good news for Kim Min-jae. Kim led the SSC Napoli to a Serie A championship for the first time in 33 years last season and was named the best defender of the team. Ahead of this season, Kim chose to move to Munich. In the first half, Kim played in all 16 matches, firmly defending Munich’s back.
However, the mood has changed since the winter transfer window. Munich recruited Eric Dier, a former Tottenham Hotspur player, to prepare for Kim Min-jae’s bid for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup. Since then, Dier has taken the starting role, and Kim has been reduced to a bench resource since his return from the Asian Cup.

Currently, Kim Min-jae is playing as the main player due to Mattias the Licht’s injury, but he is being treated like a rotation. When playing in the Champions League, the main center backs The Licht and Dyer often had Kim Min-jae play to arrange their physical strength, and in important games, they were always replaced or absent.

Kim Min-jae also chose to stay in Munich next season as Tuchel, who did not use him as the main center back, left the team. There were rumors of transfers to Napoli and Manchester United during the season, but Kim Min-jae said he would once again try to compete for the starting position under a new coach next season.

However, there was a problem. There was a setback in Munich’s search for a new coach. Munich contacted many other coaches, including Xavi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann, Ralf Rangnick, and Zinedine Zidane, but they were all rejected. In the end, Munich withdrew Tuchel’s decision to replace him and proceeded with discussions for a second term. 토토사이트 순위

Good news came back to Kim Min-jae. Tuchel and Munich held talks for a second term, but no agreement was reached in the end. “There was no agreement. Tuchel will leave Munich at the end of this season. Munich directors pushed him until the last day, wanting him to stay,” said Florian Plattenberg of Germany’s Sky Sports. 

“Tuchel would have been willing to stay in certain situations. But a full agreement was not reached. And there was no agreement on a new contract period and Tuchel refused. Tuchel’s relationship with Munich is now over,” he added.

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