Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel makes major Bayern Munich admission amid U-turn speculation

Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel
Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel -Credit:Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Thomas Tuchel has declared 'everything is possible' after being asked if he could yet stay on as Bayern Munich boss. The German giants announced in February that former Chelsea boss Tuchel is to leave his post at the end of the current season.

Bayern have missed out on the Bundesliga title this season for the first time in 12 years but still have an opportunity to reach the Champions League final. Asked if that situation was set in stone after Austria boss Ralf Rangnick this week rejected the opportunity to replace him, Tuchel told a press conference: "This is an agreement, so this can't be changed."

However, he added: "Well, you can change every contract by mutual consent because we had a contract as well and then we agreed on ending it early, so everything is possible. But the answer is the same: the agreement stands and the agreement exists."

Tuchel's comments came as he prepared his second-placed team for Saturday's league trip to Stuttgart and the Champions League semi-final second leg trip to Real Madrid which follows on Wednesday evening.

When it was put to him that the players would be keen to know who will be in charge at the Allianz Arena next season, he replied: "Yes, but I don't think they want to know in the next five or seven days, so the players are going to be focused on the game tomorrow and the reverse fixture [against Madrid] on Wednesday. That's the highest priority, for me anyway."

In the meantime, Tuchel will concentrate only on the task of ensuring the best possible league finish despite acknowledging that second place behind newly crowned champions Bayer Leverkusen could not be considered a success.

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He said: "Second place is never a goal for Bayern Munich, but still it's a big challenge tomorrow to play against Stuttgart. I know what we have to expect tomorrow, it's going to be very emotional.

"They played relegation games last season and now they are one of the best teams in the league at least and maybe in Europe as well. They are constantly playing at a high level, so that is really impressive."