The decision was made due to Bayern's dip in form and a lack of consistency since the World Cup, according to former Bayern goalkeeper and current CEO, Oliver Kahn. "After the World Cup, we have played less successfully and less attractively," Kahn said in a statement on the club's website. Bayern had two of their three league defeats this season in their last five games, which has seen them lose their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to Borussia Dortmund.
Former Chelsea manager Tuchel was appointed the new manager following the shock sacking of Julian Nagelsmann. Bayern chiefs pulled the plug on the 35-year-old following the team's 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen - a result which saw them drop to second in the Bundesliga.
Goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dayot Upamecano had France two up after only eight minutes, before Kylian Mbappe added a third to see the hosts out of sight with barely a quarter of the game gone against Ronald Koeman's side. Mbappe netted again two minutes from the end to ensure the World Cup runners-up took firm control of their qualification group, while a heavy defeat for the Netherlands meant they suffered embarrassment in Koeman's first game since returning. Elsewhere in Group B, Greece eased to a 3-0 victory away to Gibraltar, goals from Giorgos Masouras, Emmanouil Siopis and Anastasios Bakasetas hauling the visitors into second place in the early standings ahead of the Republic of Ireland, who begin their campaign against France on Monday.