With Chelsea edging closer to a post-Roman Abramovich era, there’s no reason why United officials shouldn’t explore the possibility – however dim – of hiring the Champions League winner.
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If Old Trafford chief executive Richard Arnold is not paying attention to any developments at Chelsea, he should be.
Tuchel? Really? Doesn’t seem like an irrational act, at face value.
After winning the Champions League in his first season at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel signed a contract extension with Chelsea until 2024 and, of course, the German is well-paid.
But of course, he signed that contract with Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea.
It won’t be long.
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Everyone’s guessing right now who will go to.
The initial conversation about a row of billionaires buying seems to have subsided pretty quickly and you never know, it might end up in the hands of the government.
But one thing is for sure, life will change in Bridge.
Whoever owns the club – assuming there are real buyers coming out in the coming months and assuming, in the meantime, the current owners continue to avoid sanctions – will be unlikely to pay for the lavish spending that Abramovich punished.
Obviously, there will be a shift in the executive ranks, where Abramovich’s trusted advisors, Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia, will inevitably be on their way.
Obviously, any new owner would be desperate for Tuchel to honor his contract. They would be stupid not to.
He is a proven winner and has made a huge impression during his time in the UK.
He has proven that he is one of the few who can face Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, whom he overcame in the Champions League final.
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Indeed, while he’s the best player on the ball from long range, he’s the kind of blue-chip coach United need to appoint.
United players won’t need to google Thomas Tuchel like they did with Ralf Rangnick.
United’s hierarchy could have stabilized in pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino or Erik ten Hag. Fair enough. But if Tuchel loves his job, you’ll find it hard to resist.
There are many reasons why long-range shooting is outrageous: Tuchel is enjoying life at Chelsea, has a considerably better set of players than at Old Trafford and his contract is probably quite tight.
Plus, the idea that one of the Premier League’s superpowers would allow their coach to move to a direct opponent seems unthinkable.
But these are no ordinary times at Chelsea – these are uncertain times.
And if Manchester United do not explore the possibility of hunting Tuchel away, they should.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/man-utd-manager-news-tuchel-26413550 Man Utd know Thomas Tuchel is an outrageous target, but they should exploit Chelsea's uncertainty - Andy Dunn