De Ligt opened up about recent events at Bayern, revealing that he was not expecting Nagelsmann to lose his position. It was a difficult pill to swallow; De Ligt told the NOS.
De Ligt on Nagelsmann: “I didn't see it coming, I was surprised. We are second in the league, in the quarter-finals of the German cup and in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. There's still everything to play for”, told @NOS 🔴 #FCBayern
“I’ve sent him a message”. pic.twitter.com/nEkda9twO4
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 29, 2023
De Ligt expresses surprise and disappointment at Nagelsmann’s sacking, stating that he did not see it coming despite their team’s success.
He also believes that Tuchel is a good fit for the team. Despite rumors of a rift in the dressing room, De Ligt maintains that he had a good relationship with Nagelsmann and reached out to him to express his gratitude for his contributions to his development.
Nagelsmann was fired after Bayern Leverkusen’s 2-1 victory over Bayern, and Tuchel was brought in as his replacement.