BAYERN MUNICH board member Uli Hoeness has suggested that Julian Nagelsmann’s mid-season ski trip factored into the club’s decision to sack him.
Nagelsmann, 35, was sacked as manager of the Bundesliga giants last week after falling behind Borussia Dortmund in the title race.
He was immediately replaced by former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, who kickstarted his tenure at the Allianz Arena with a 4-2 win over the Black and Yellows on Saturday.
But veteran Bayern board member Hoeness has suggested that the club’s league position was not the main reason for Nagelsmann’s departure.
The German admitted that Nagelsmann would likely still be at the club had he not jetted off to Austria on a ski holiday immediately after Bayern’s 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen prior to the international break.
When speaking to German outlet Kicker, Hoeness said: “Nagelsmann should not have gone on a skiing holiday after the defeat in Leverkusen.
“If he had stayed in Munich, they would have met him and spoken to him Monday or Tuesday.
“And who knows what would have happened then?”
Nagelsmann is yet to accept a new job elsewhere despite plenty of interest.
Tottenham are said to be eager to snatch him up
Chelsea and Real Madrid have also expressed an interest in signing him.
Bayern paid the highest ever compensation fee for a manager to poach Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig in 2021.
He led Bayern to Bundesliga glory last season.