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Renowned Hungarian Assistant Coach Joins Bayern Munich

Hungary Today 2023.03.28.

It was recently revealed that Germany’s top team Bayern Munich have sacked their head coach Julian Nagelsmann, who has been replaced by Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel most recently worked at Chelsea, alongside a Hungarian assistant coach, Zsolt Lőw, and it has been revealed that the Hungarian coach will also follow Tuchel to Munich.

During his official presentation on Saturday, head coach Thomas Tuchel spoke about how his staff was not prepared for everything to happen so quickly, but he thanked them for their flexibility. “Arno Michel and Zsolt Lőw are with me, I have been working with them for more than ten years. And I would also like to attract Anthony Barry, he is still employed by Chelsea,” said the 49-year-old Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel last worked for Chelsea alongside Zsolt Lőw, winning the Champions League in 2021 with the London club, and previously managed Paris Saint-Germain with his Hungarian assistant coach.

The German head coach and his staff reportedly trained with Bayern Munich for the first time on Monday.

Pictured: Zsolt Lőw (L) with Thomas Tuchel.

Lőw started as a footballer with Újpest FC and later played for German teams Energie Cottbus, Hansa Rostock, and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. He was a member of the Hungarian national football team between 2002 and 2008. As a coach, he has worked with teams such as Liefering, RB Leipzig, Paris Saint-German, and Chelsea.

Interestingly, one of the most successful foreign coaches in Bayern Munich’s history was a Hungarian, Pál Csernai.

He started his career in Hungary, and in 1955 he even played twice for the Golden Team, i.e. the Hungarian national football team of the 1950s. After retiring, he qualified as a coach and worked with former Golden Team defender Gyula Lóránt at Frankfurt in 1977, later following him as assistant coach at Bayern. After Lóránt was sacked, Csernai became the Bayern coach, and under his guidance the team won the league twice, the cup once, and reached the European Cup final in 1982.

Featured photo via Facebook/Péter Szijjártó

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