Bayern Munich CEO backs under-pressure boss Thomas Tuchel, saying that they won’t change manager despite their ‘deserved’ loss to Bayer Leverkusen and failed tactical switch

  • Bayern Munich CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen has said he will not sack Thomas Tuchel
  • This comes despite the German champions losing 3-0 to Bayer Leverkusen
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Bayern Munich chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen has revealed that Thomas Tuchel remains secure in his job despite his side losing 3-0 to Bayer Leverkusen.

Xabi Alonso’s side produced a dominant performance that saw them stay top of the Bundesliga, five points ahead of Bayern Munich.

Pressure was on Tuchel ahead of the game, with many believing anything short of a win could throw his future into doubt.

However, Bayern Munich chief executive Dressen played down rumors about Tuchel’s future as he admitted the German champions deserved to lose.

“Nothing changes,” Dressen said IMAGE. “We knew in advance that it was going to be a difficult game. We would have liked a different result. We are concentrating on the next matches.

Bayer Leverkusen extended its lead over Bayern Munich to five points on Saturday

Bayer Leverkusen extended its lead over Bayern Munich to five points on Saturday

Thomas Tuchel is under increased pressure after opting to change systems in the 3-0 loss

Thomas Tuchel is under increased pressure after opting to change systems in the 3-0 loss

Jan-Christian Dressen (left) supported the manager to turn things around

Jan-Christian Dressen (left) supported the manager to turn things around

“I don’t like to repeat myself (about Tuchel’s future), it remains as I just said.”

Supporters were confused when Tuchel decided to change the system in the game.

The former Chelsea boss reverted to the formation he used at Stamford Bridge, lining up in a back three to match his opponents.

However, the decision backfired as the German has since been criticized for using a new system for the first time this season.

When asked about the tactical change, Dressen declined to comment.

He said: ‘I don’t want to speculate too much about the composition.

‘Leverkusen was simply better. We deserved to lose, we just have to accept it.

“Fortunately we still have 13 game days left and will hope for one or two mistakes from Leverkusen.”

Tuchel has previously fended off suggestions that he could be replaced by Stuttgart boss Sebastian Hoeness at the end of the season.

But with Bayern Munich underperforming in the league, the head coach could be under even more pressure at the end of the season.

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