Julian Nagelsmann has emerged as a candidate for the vacant managerial position at Tottenham Hotspur following the departure of Antonio Conte.
On a straightforward evening for England, one of the more significant moments came after the players had departed the Wembley pitch and most of the fans had left. Down on the touchline, in front of the television cameras and the viewers at home, a torch appeared to be passed from one generational midfield talent to another.
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the timeline of his shock Bayern Munich hiring as Tottenham missed out on the chance of hiring him. Tuchel has been appointed by the German giants on a two-and-a-half-year deal to replace Julian Nagelsmann in a shock move, with Bayern just one point off the top of the Bundesliga and in the Champions League quarter-finals. Spurs are widely expected to soon sack Antonio Conte, the manager a week ago having launched a remarkable tirade on his "selfish" players, questioning their desire to win and personal motivations.
Spurs linked with German manager following Bayern Munich exit
Bayern Munich announced Friday they had appointed former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel as their new boss after firing Julian Nagelsmann.Nagelsmann will be succeeded by Thomas Tuchel."
Former Chelsea boss will face old club Borussia Dortmund in first game
Julian Nagelsmann exit to prompt return to management for Thomas Tuchel
Bayern Munich have sensationally sacked Julian Naglesmann, according to reports in Germany. A 2-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen appears to have spelled the end of Naglesmann's tenure, as Bundesliga title rivals Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged them into top spot ahead of the season run-in. Bayern have seen a 10-point lead over Dortmund evaporate since the start of the year and Nagelsmann, according to Bild, has paid with his job.
An angry Jonas Eidevall lambasted the Women's Champions League rulebook and bemoaned the fact that goal-line technology is not enforced across the entire knockout phase, after his Arsenal side's 1-0 first-leg defeat at Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals included two close-looking goal-line clearances.
Eintracht Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner is open to a new job amid reports Tottenham have made contact over replacing Antonio Conte. Conte is this week expected to be sacked following a remarkable outburst in which he questioned his players' ability and motivation, along with referencing the club's long trophy drought during chairman Daniel Levy's long tenure. Glasner has impressed many with his work at the Bundesliga club, and twice faced Spurs earlier this season in the Champions League after guiding the club to Europa League success last year.
Holders Real Madrid will play Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the second season running, while Manchester City were paired with Pep Guardiola's former side Bayern Munich in Friday's draw.The quarter-final first legs will be played next month, with City at home to Bayern on April 11 and Benfica hosting Inter in Lisbon the same day.
Chelsea and Manchester City were both handed tough Champions League quarter-final ties but will meet in the last four if they advance.
Premier League giants will meet in semi-finals if they can each find a route through tough last-eight ties
Norwegian striker breaks City’s all-time single-season scoring record in a last-16 demolition at the Etihad
Manchester City eased into the Champions League quarter-finals as Erling Haaland starred in a last-16 demolition at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. The Norwegian superstar became only the third player ever to score five goals in a single game in Europe’s elite club competition as he also broke the all-time City record for most goals in a single season that had stood since 1929... before the end of March. Haaland now has a scarcely believable 39 goals in just 36 appearances for the club since joining from Borussia Dortmund last summer, including five hat-tricks and counting.
Manchester United bounced back from a historic thrashing by Liverpool to beat Real Betis 4-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie on Thursday, while a 2-2 draw away to Sporting Lisbon gave Arsenal work to do to reach the quarter-finals.Bayer Leverkusen beat Ferencvaros 2-0 at home, while Shakhtar Donetsk and Feyenoord played out a 1-1 draw.
PSG know they have to win tonight at the Allianz Arena if they are to get past Bayern Munich and keep their hopes of Champions League glory alive. Bayern have a 1-0 lead after the first-leg of the last-16 tie, with Kingsley Coman once again delivering against his former side. Bayern are without Benjamin Pavard though, after the Frenchman was sent off late on in Paris, though Sadio Mane is on the bench and could play some part.
Beating Borussia Dortmund in Champions League could prove starting point for better things at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea boss Graham Potter said everyone connected with the club has "suffered" through their dismal run of form but hailed his players and the supporters as they turned a corner with the 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Chelsea booked their place in their quarter-finals with goals either side of half-time from Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz, who was allowed to retake his missed penalty after several Dortmund players encroached into the box. Potter's side have slumped to 10th in the Premier League but have now beaten Leeds and the Bundesliga leaders to record back-to-back wins for the first time since October.
Graham Potter set to keep the faith with German forward against Borussia Dortmund despite lack of goals
Latest team news from the Bundesliga giants ahead of Champions League showdown
Chelsea have one final shot to save their season when Borussia Dortmund visit Stamford Bridge in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday defending a 1-0 first leg lead.Despite an injury-disrupted first season at Stamford Bridge, Raheem Sterling remains Chelsea's joint top scorer this season with six in all competitions.
Roberto Firmino will leave Liverpool at the end of the season having informed manager the club he will not sign a new contract. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp wanted the 31-year-old to extend his terms prior to his deal running out this summer, but now accepts that will not be happening. Firmino will depart on a free transfer as it became obvious a longer-term and more lucrative contract will be on offer elsewhere.
Champions League tie all square after first leg in Germany
Timo Werner has hit out at former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, revealing that his decision to sign Romelu Lukaku led to his eventual exit. Werner is back at RB Leipzig after two inconsistent seasons in west London, though the first brought a Champions League triumph in which the German played a key role with four goals and two assists across 12 games. Lukaku was months later brought back to the club in a remarkable £97million move, pushing Werner down the pecking order before eventually departing back to the Bundesliga on a cut-price deal - which Tuchel has been blamed for.