On Thursday, Bayern Munich showed the exit door to Carlo Ancelotti, whose side suffered a 3-0 loss to PSG in the Champions League – another one in a long list of below par performances that led to the sacking of the illustrious manager.
As things go in football, this will most definitely have a lasting domino effect, and this time around, it will involve one Bayern Munich player who has been seriously struggling so far.
Despite being named the vice-captain of the German side, Thomas Muller failed to impress Ancelotti, and was repeatedly exiled from the starting eleven. Perhaps leaving out a player of his caliber is another one of the several mistakes that the Italian made in Munich.
Owing to the struggles of the 28-year-old midfielder, who can also function as a forward, Man Utd, Liverpool and Juventus were deeply interested in his situation. All three European powerhouses were reportedly eager to sign him, and the Premier League as well as the Serie A would have clearly been ideal destinations for the star player.
However, with the departure of Ancelotti, Muller will undoubtedly be eager to impress the new manager, whoever the successor to the Italian tactician is, so as to try and force his way back into a regular starting spot for the reigning Bundesliga champions.
If he succeeds in doing so, and further decides to stay on and sign a new contract with the Bavarians, the Premier League duo as well as the Old Lady will have to drop their prospects of securing the German’s services once and for all. It will be interesting to see what move he makes during the transition period.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.