After only one full season at Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti following Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, the club’s heaviest defeat in the Champions League group stages for 21 years. The German who replaced Pep Guardiola last summer, was sacked after a meeting of the club’s board on Thursday  5 months after winning the League.

Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said “The performance of our team since the start of the season did not meet the expectations we put on them. The game in Paris clearly showed that we had to draw consequences. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious discussion with Carlo today and informed him of our decision. “I would like to thank Carlo for his cooperation and regret what has happened. Carlo is my friend and will remain so, but we had to make a professional decision for the benefit of FC Bayern. I now expect the team to have a positive development and absolute performance, so we can reach our goals for this season.”

Jurgen Klopp,,Ancelotti’s assistant Willy Sagnol, former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel and Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann are among the leading names to succeed him.