Thomas Tuchel the early favourite for Bayern Munich job

Thomas Tuchel the early favourite for Bayern Munich job

Thomas Tuchel has been installed as the 6/4 favourite to become Bayern Munich manager following Ancelotti's reported exit.

Carlo Ancelotti has left his position as Bayern Munich manager following crisis talks with the board and players after last night's 3-0 defeat to PSG in the Champions League. 

Bayern have had a mixed start to the season by their standards, sitting third in the Bundesliga after taking 13 points from six matches. In the Champions League, that loss to PSG appears to have been the final straw for the board with Ancelotti's stock falling amongst the players. 

The search is now on for his replacement and it's Thomas Tuchel, who has managed rivals Borussia Dortmund, who is near the top of the market at 6/4. 

The German has been out of work since leaving Dortmund at the end of last season having won the 2017 DFB-Pokal and has been touted for jobs at Europe's top clubs over the summer. 

He is a man that knows the Bundesliga well having managed Mainz 05 prior to Dortmund and would be a seen as a sensible appointment. There's been a long list of players that have made the move from Dortmund to the Allianz, so there wouldn't be too much stigma attached should Tuchel take the role. 

Another man in the frame for the job is Julian Nagelsmann, the current manager of Hoffenheim, who has come in from 13/2 to 2/1 since the market opened. Hoffenheim currently sit second in the Bundeliga after a blistering start to the season and this would represent a massive opportunity for the 30 year-old manager who only took the top role at Hoffenheim in 2016. 

Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek: "Despite winning the Bundesliga title last season, Ancelotti had never really convinced in his time at the Bavarian club. Bayern Munich have had success in the past at cherry picking Dortmund's stars so, even though he is no longer at the helm, it is no surprise to see Tuchel top of the list. Though Nagelsmann is highly rated at Bayern, this opportunity may come too quick for him. Maybe another ex-Dortmund manager could be in the frame, with under pressure Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp put in at 10/1."