Confirmed: Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich ahead of Celtic tie

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Bayern Munich have sacked Carlo Ancelotti following their humiliating 3-0 defeat to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.

His methods are seen as nearly archaic in comparison to the Spaniard's, and past year was season as something of a failure when Ancelotti, touted as an expert in the Champions League when he arrived, could only lead the club to the quarter finals before being knocked out by eventual champions Real Madrid.

After that game the Italian was questioned by German media about his tactics and team selection, following his decision to leave Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Mats Hummels on the bench at kick-off.

"Asssistant coach Willy Sagnol has been placed in charge of first team affairs on an interim basis".

"The performance of our team since the start of the season did not meet the expectations we put to them", said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Bayern are now in third place in the Bundesliga, three points off leaders Borussia Dortmund.

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"A loss we have to talk about, we have to analyse, from which we have to draw consequences in cleartext form". Carlo is my friend and will remain (so), but we had to make a professional decision for FC Bayern.

"I thank Carlo for his work with us and regret the way things have developed", he added. "What we've seen tonight was not Bayern Munich".

The Italian, who led Bayern to the Bundesliga title last season having being appointed to replace Pep Guardiola last summer, was dismissed after a meeting of the club's board on Thursday afternoon.

However, in 2017/2018, Ancelotti's Bayern Munich have been super unimpressive.

AC Milan, who he has managed before, are also said to be interested in hiring Ancelotti once again.

Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar all found the back of the net in PSG's big win over Bayern Munich.


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