Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has insisted that the club are ‘totally convinced’ about Julian Nagelsmann despite a topsy-turvy start to the 2022/23 season.

The defending Bundesliga champions have endured a surprisingly mediocre start to the new campaign domestically, winning just three of their seven league games and losing to Augsburg this past weekend.

This poor form means that Bayern are currently five points adrift of table-toppers Union Berlin heading into the international break.

As expected, Bayern’s slow start has led to rumours swirling regarding the future of their manager Nagelsmann, with former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel named as a potential replacement by some German outlets – reports that Kahn was quick to shut down when speaking to Sky Germany.

“We are not dealing with any other coaches now,” he said. “We are totally convinced of Julian.

“Of course we are all dissatisfied, in a bad mood. We have to get to the bottom of it all. And I assume that as soon as it starts again against Leverkusen, we will and must attack fully.”

He added: “Perhaps after the start – everything went so relaxed and easy – the belief nested somewhere that you could do the Bundesliga on the side. You saw how strong the teams are against us and at some point, we have to accept that.”

Speaking after the defeat at the weekend, Nagelsmann seemed to put the blame on the players for the defeat, stating: “We’re just very, very laissez-faire in the final third. In practice, we don’t even have that much surplus.”


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