Bayern Munich Carlo Ancelotti part ways after defeat

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Bayern Munich confirmed that they have part ways with the Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti following the club’s heaviest 0-3 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage in 21-years.

The decision came from Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Ancelotti’s Italian staff was also dismissed.

“Our team’s performances since the start of the season have not met our expectations. The match in Paris clearly showed we had to take immediate action. Hasan Salihamidžić and I met Carlo today for full and frank discussions where we informed him of our decision. I’d like to thank Carlo for his time working with us and I’m sorry about the way it has developed. Carlo is my friend and he will remain so, but we had to take a professional decision in the interests of FC Bayern. I expect the team to produce a positive response and show absolute determination to achieve our targets for the season.” Rummenigge said

“FC Bayern Munich have also parted company with Carlo Ancelotti’s Italian staff – Davide Ancelotti, Giovanni Mauri, Francesco Mauri and Mino Fulco – with immediate effect.”

Ancelotti’s tenure lasted just over a year after he was brought in before the 2016-2017 season to replace Pep Guardiola.

Right now, assistant coach Willy Sagnol was appointed interim coach and he will take charge of training until further notice as he is set to caretaker the team for Sunday’s away game against Hertha Berlin at Olympiastadion Berlin.

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