President Herbert Hainer believes FC Bayern Munich has a chance of winning the Champions League title. “In the form of the first leg against Arsenal, I have confidence in the team! We are FC Bayern. Of course, you always need the necessary bit of luck in the Champions League. But: that we are able to play against the leaders of the Premier League – the strongest league in the world – to exist like this shows what is possible when everyone does everything they can,” said Hainer in “Münchner Merkur/tz”.

After the 2-2 draw in the first leg a week ago in London, the Munich team has a good chance of reaching the semi-finals of Europe’s premier football league on Wednesday (9 p.m./DAZN). The opponents there would then be Manchester City or Real Madrid. “After the 2-0 win against 1. FC Cologne, the fans in the stadium sang “European Cup” to get the team in the mood – we have to put everything together for the big goal: the semi-finals!” said Hainer.

The club will comment on the coaching question when it is clear.

The chairman of the supervisory board once again confirmed that they want to work with Thomas Tuchel as coach until the end of the season. “We made it clear what our plan is: that the coach will be there until the end of the season. That way we have enough time to look for a successor,” said Hainer. “But after every game that doesn’t go well, the question is asked again: Is the coach still there? What would happen if we lost against Arsenal? Until the end of the season, the team, together with Thomas Tuchel, should give everything in the game Champions League to get as far as possible. And when there is a decision on the coaching question, the club will comment on it.”

The Munich team wants to find the new coach in April. Recently there has been increasing speculation about a spectacular return of national coach Julian Nagelsmann to Munich. Also Roberto De Zerbi from Brighton

Hainer: We need a coach who suits Bayern

When asked whether FC Bayern would again be willing to pay a transfer fee for a new coach, Hainer said: “We need a coach for FC Bayern who suits us. Who meets the high standards we have for ourselves. “I want to go along and fulfill it.” The Munich team paid a double-digit million fee for Nagelsmann when he moved from RB Leipzig.