You're fired: Bayern sack manager Ancelotti after 3-0 PSG defeat

Bayern sack Ancelotti after defeat at PSG

German champions Bayern Munich sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti a day after Wednesday's 3-0 defeat at Paris St Germain in the Champions League, German media reported on Thursday.

The reigning Bundesliga champions, one of the pre-tournament favorites for this year's European Cup, arrived in Paris determined to prove the early season doubters wrong.

Rummenigge said Thursday night he was very unhappy with what he saw during the defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

"Since the start of the season, the performance of the team has not met our expectations, and the match in Paris has shown clearly that we had to make conclusions", Rummenigge stated. [Sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious discussion with Carlo today and informed him of our decision.

The 58-year-old Ancelotti, the former AC Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea and PSG coach, took over Bayern Munich from Pep Guardiola in 2016 amid the club's hope to win the Champions League again for the first time since 2013.

"I would like to thank Carlo for his co-operation".

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"The coach takes the decisions, and as a team we have to put everything on the pitch and implement the plans, which is why we are responsible", the former German global added. They blew a two-goal lead to draw Wolfsburg at home last Friday, and previously lost 2-0 at Hoffenheim.

But who is favourite to be named as Bayern Munich's next permanent manager?

Ancelotti was forced to defend his team selection after the defeat having left Ribery, Robben and Mats Hummels on the bench, while Jerome Boateng was not included in the squad.

It has been claimed that former Dortmund boss Tuchel is their top target and they are looking to hold talks with him soon in order to move forward with their plan to get a head coach on board soon.

Bayern won the last of its five titles in 2013 with Jupp Heynckes at the helm for what was a treble including Bundesliga and German Cup titles.

However, that form has leaked into the season proper, as Ancelotti has paid the price for the club's failings, in just his second season in Germany.

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