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Tuchel's job as Bayern Munich coach safe for now despite three straight losses

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BOCHUM, Germany (AP) — Thomas Tuchel’s job as Bayern Munich coach is safe for the moment despite the Bavarian powerhouse losing three games straight for the first time since May 2015.

Bayern squandered a lead and lost 3-2 at Bochum in the Bundesliga on Sunday, days after a midweek 1-0 loss at Lazio in the Champions League, which came after last weekend’s 3-0 loss at Bayer Leverkusen.

The latest defeat left the 11-time defending champion eight points behind Leverkusen with 12 rounds of the league remaining.

Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said Tuchel will “of course” be in charge for Bayern’s next match against visiting Leipzig on Saturday but he didn’t rule out making a change at a later stage.

“These vows of loyalty are usually gone again after a week, so I say it in my own way. I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat myself, it’s not an issue that we’re concerned with at the moment,” Dreesen said.

In May 2015, Bayern lost at Leverkusen, then against Barcelona in the Champions League, before Augsburg won 1-0 in Munich in the Bundesliga. But Bayern was already assured of the Bundesliga title in Pep Guardiola’s second season in charge.


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