Carlo Ancelotti fired as Bayern Munich coach

Adjust Comment Print

German giants Bayern Munich have sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti following the club's crushing 3-0 defeat to Paris St Germain in the Champions League.

Carlo Ancelotti has become the first high-profile European managerial casualty of the 2017/18 season following Bayern Munich's decision to axe the Italian after 15 months at the helm.

The Bundesliga champions who are now in third place in the German top flight football, are three points off leaders Borussia Dortmund and are also three points behind PSG in the Group B of the European league.

Guardiola won the Bundesliga in each of his three seasons at the Allianz Arena between 2013-14 and 2015-16, along with two DFB-Pokal triumphs, and Ancelotti made it five straight top-flight titles for Bayern last term.

Following the defeat, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisted that the performance was "not Bayern Munich" before adding that there was an immediate need for the club to discuss it.

As a result one of Europe's biggest clubs is on the lookout for a new boss and considering their last few bosses have been Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola and Jupp Heynckes (all Champions League winners), the club's next manager has big shoes to fill. "The Paris match showed clearly we had to take action".

Rockfall in Yosemite Kills Hiker Near El Capitan
Officials said the park remains open and visitor services were unaffected by the incident. The park records about 80 rock falls per year, though they are rarely fatal.

According to Rummenigge who was an ex-bomber of Munich and German national team in the period of the 1980s, Bayern's report under the direction of Ancelotti since the beginning of this season is far below expectations.

"If I take a look to the right or left, then there is nothing to misunderstand or to interpret wrong".

"I don't think my team selection was risky", he said. "I now expect from the team a positive development and absolute passion so that we reach our goals". "That's where we have to continue". "I thought it was a good line-up for this game".

Do you something awesome to share with the world?

Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store.