Bayern Munich have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti after their 3-0 Champions league defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
The club’s held a crunch on Ancelotti’s future on Thursday afternoon and later announced that the former Real Madrid boss has left the Bundesliga side.
An official press statement release by the club reads: “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,” commented FC Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
“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.”
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.
Assistant coach Willy Sagnol (40) takes charge of training until further notice. Sagnol will act as caretaker coach for Sunday’s away game at Hertha Berlin.
The former Chelsea and AC Milan boss had been in charge at the Allianz Arena for nearly 15 months after taking over as Pep Guardiola’s successor in July 2016.
Ancelotti led Bayern to their fifth consecutive Bundesliga title in his first season in charge but his side were eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the Champions League against his former club Real Madrid, while they were beaten 3-2 by Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal Cup.
The Italian had come under pressure in the early stages of the new campaign after a 2-0 defeat to Hoffenheim in September.
That was followed a few weeks later by a 2-2 draw at home against Wolfsburg before PSG’s emphatic 3-0 win over the German champions in Paris on Wednesday.