Manchester United are reportedly considering getting Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel on board amidst turmoil at the London-based club.
According to Football Insider, the Manchester United board considers Thomas Tuchel ‘by far the best candidate’ for the manager’s role at Old Trafford.
With the UK government imposing sanctions on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, the Blues have been banned from any transfer dealings and contract renewals. They cannot sell any more tickets and will not be allowed to sell merchandise. Only season ticket holders can attend Chelsea’s upcoming matches under special license. The club’s sale has also been stalled, leaving the future of their players and the manager unclear.
The recent development at Chelsea has alerted the Red Devils, who are believed to be impressed with Tuchel’s stint in England so far. The German tactician joined Chelsea in January 2021, helping the side win the Champions League in his first season.
Chelsea started the 2021/22 season as one of the favourites for the Premier League title, but injuries and some sub-par performances saw them fall out of the title race. They made the final of the Carabao Cup, but lost to Liverpool on penalties. The Blues are still active in the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. Tuchel also helped the side to the FIFA Club World Cup title.
The German tactician has been quite successful in his brief stint in England, and the Manchester United board are reportedly ready to ‘go all out’ to sign him after the ongoing season. The Red Devils are desperate to find a quick solution to their managerial conundrum.
Following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking in November, United appointed Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis to see them through the season. They have been linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino, Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti and former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, with Pochettino and ten Hag believed to be favourites.
However, Tuchel entering the fray due to the turmoil at Chelsea makes things quite interesting. The German tactician insisted that he remains unfazed by the situation at the club, but things could get difficult for the Blues in the coming months, which might lead to him considering his future.