Bayern Munich part company with Carlo Ancelotti; Willy Sagnol takes over

Aubrey Yates
October 1, 2017

A day after their humiliating 0-3 defeat to big-spending French outfit Paris Saint Germain in UEFA Champions League, German champions Bayern Munich have reportedly sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti on Thursday.

Ancelotti took over from Pep Guardiola at the start of the 2016/2017 season and won the German title in his first season.

After being dropped to the bench, Arjen Robben failed to back the coach after the defeat in Paris.

His assistant Willy Sagnol has been placed in charge of the first team until further notice.

"It's a loss we have to talk about, we have to analyse, from which we have to draw consequences in clear text form", Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told FCBayern.tv.

"We have to show that we are a team that caused waves in the past seasons, both in Europe and domestically, and we have to pick up where we left off". Hasan Salihamidžić and I gave Carlo an open and serious discussion today and informed him of our decision.

"Carlo is my friend and will remain, but we had to make a professional decision in the sense of FC Bayern".

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"I would like to thank Carlo for the cooperation and regret the development she has taken".

As it stands, Bayern is tied for second place in their UEFA Champions League group, while the Germans are third in the Bundesliga table through six rounds of play.

But the club suffered disappointing exits in the Champions League and German Cup in 2016/17 and a hard start to the new campaign has convinced the Bayern board that a change is needed.

Now, Bayern Munich's board have apparently lost confidence in his ability to turn things around and will surely look to appoint a new manager quickly.

Ancelotti has also coached Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid.

Goals from Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar saw PSG easily win at home to Bayern.

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