5 reasons why Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Bayern Munich
Yesterday, Bayern Munich officially confirmed that they had parted ways with manager Carlo Ancelotti. The decision came only a few months after the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss had led the German Giants to their fifth consecutive Bundesliga title.
So why did Bayern actually sack Ancelotti? Here we look some of the reasons which led to the drastic decision from one of the best run clubs in world football.
1) Poor results in pre-season; a sign of things to come
The signs of early tension rose in the pre-season. After starting out with a few wins, Bayern only managed to win one of their last seven pre-season games (including the German Super Cup) in normal time. Whilst it might be misleading to read too much into pre-season results, the performances might have been concerning.
Bayern lost 4-0, 2-0, 3-0, 2-0 against AC Milan, Inter Milan, Liverpool and Napoli respectively. Their German Super Cup win against Borussia Dortmund also came via a penalty shoot-out only, after the match had ended 2-2 in normal time.
"Our pre-season hasn't been good but you don't need to worry. When the season starts, we will be there." Ancelotti assured Bayern fans after their penalty shoot-out victory against Borussia Dortmund in the DFL Super Cup.