The head coach of Bayern Munich, Thomas Tuchel has said that he was saddened that things didn’t work out for Sadio Mane at the club but feels his departure is for the best.

According to reports The 31 year old footballer joined Bayern a year ago and now he is joining the growing number of players heading to Saudi Arabia.

He is reportedly set to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr in a deal worth of $45 million.

Speaking to Sky Germany, Mane rued his departure, saying: “Leaving Bayern hurts me. I would have wished for a different ending.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Tuchel when he spoke in Singapore on the eve of his side’s friendly against Liverpool.

“We had a long, big hug and we both agreed that we don’t like what’s happening now, but we think it’s for the best in this situation,” said the Bayern coach.

“Sometimes things don’t work out as everybody wants it to work out. In person I have always had a very good relationship with him and this will stay.