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Solskjaer still in the frame to take over at Bayern (Picture: Getty)

Bayern Munich could still turn to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager this season following their decision to sack Thomas Tuchel.

The German giants confirmed on Wednesday their head coach will leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the 2023-24 campaign.

Bayern are on a run of three straight defeats and are eights points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen with their 13-year reign as German champions now under grave threat.

Bayern announced Tuchel will remain in charge until the end of the season with the German coach promising to give everything to deliver ‘maximum success’ before they part ways.

Bayern have 12 games to chase down Leverkusen and also have work to do in the Champions League following a 1-0 defeat to Lazio in the first leg of their last 16 clash.

While Bayern have decided to stick with the former Chelsea manager for now, Sky Germany report it remains possible they could pull the trigger and get rid of him early should the current crisis continue.

In that situation, former Manchester United boss Solskjaer is ready and waiting and is open to taking over on an interim basis until the end of the season.

AUGSBURG, GERMANY - JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel, head coach of FC Bayern M??nchen looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern M??nchen at WWK-Arena on January 27, 2024 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Tuchel could still be replaced before the end of the season (Picture: Getty)

Xabi Alonso has emerged as Bayern’s top candidate to replace Tuchel this summer. Liverpool are also targeting the Bayer Leverkusen manager but early reports suggest his preference is to remain in Germany to take over at the Allianz Arena.

In the meantime, Solskjaer remains in the frame to replace Tuchel on a short-term basis.

The Norwegian, who famously scored the last gasp winner to beat Bayern in the 1999 Champions League final, has not managed since being sacked by United in November 2021.

Solskjaer initially took over as interim boss at Old Trafford to replace Jose Mourinho, winning 14 of his 19 games in charge during his caretaker role.

The 50-year-old recently explained he was ready for his next job in management, wanting a job where he can ‘feel the pressure’.

‘I’ve got at least one club job in me,’ Solskjaer said while on a three-day visit of India. ‘It has to be an interesting one, somewhere, an adventure, somewhere I can be myself.

‘No disrespect but after you’ve managed Manchester United for three years it’s like where do you go? I want to feel that pressure again. When you see the games, you miss it.’


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