Tuchel reportedly held talks with Bayern .

Thomas Tuchel tweets new Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes

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Football can be a cruel, unforgiving game.

Carlo Ancelotti must be feeling that way after being sacked by Bayern Munich just six league matches.

While the Italian is one of the very few managers in the world who should, in theory, be almost untouchable, results haven't been good enough this season.

The Bavarians sit second in the Bundesliga, already five points behind pacesetters Borussia Dortmund.

It was their 3-0 humbling in the Champions League at the hands of PSG that proved to be the final straw. Here were two sides with their hearts set on becoming the next European superpower, but Bayern's puritans fell short against the super-rich Parisians.

Axeing a manager so soon into the campaign seemed out of character for the club. What is much more like Bayern, however, is appointing Jupp Heynckes, who is about to embark on his fourth spell in charge.

The 72-year-old has been given the reins until the end of the season, replacing coach Willy Sagnol who was in temporary charge.

Only Liverpool's Bob Paisley won the European Cup as many times as Ancelotti, but it's difficult to argue with Heynckes' appointment nonetheless. If there's one man who is going to salvage their season, it should be the veteran manager.

Bayern overlooked Tuchel...for now 

Former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel was initially believed to be leading the race to the hot seat. There's a chance that could still happen, as he is still out of work and the Bayern job will once again become vacant in the summer.


The German's CV is a little lacking when it comes to silverware. In fact, all he's managed so far is one DFB-Pokal.

Bild suggested he did hold talks with Bayern a few days ago, though who's to say whether his poor record when it comes to winning trophies was enough to put them off.

It appears there's no bitterness on Tuchel's part, though, as he took to Twitter to post a classy message wishing Heynckes well.

"I wish you all the best, dear Jupp #Heynckes #Legend" he wrote.

Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann is the other name who has been talked about as a long-term option.

Heynckes may be in place for now, but Bayern must already be thinking about their next move.

Should Bayern appoint Tuchel this summer? Have your say in the comments. 

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