Manchester United have made an enquiry for Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, according to Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg.
The Lowdown: Ten Hag preferred candidate
It looks likely to be a summer of change at Old Trafford, with interim manager Ralf Rangnick expected to move into a consultancy role.
Tuchel at Old Trafford?
Yes, get him in!
No, would rather Ten Hag!
One of his first big tasks looks set to help the club in their search for a new long-term manager, with reliable reporter Samuel Luckhurst believing Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is the club’s preferred managerial candidate at this moment in time.
However, just hours later, an update emerged on Tuchel, with the Red Devils seemingly keen on luring the German from Stamford Bridge.
The Latest: Plettenberg’s post
Sky Germany reporter Plettenberg took to Twitter on Thursday lunchtime to provide an update on Tuchel.
He admitted that United have made an enquiry for the Blues boss, however, Tuchel isn’t thinking of an Old Trafford move as of now.
“Update Tuchel: Yes, MUFC is interested due to the uncertain future of Chelsea. They have inquired about him. But: Tuchel loves the club, he wants to stay at CFC, his family is happy in London. He doesn’t think about a move to Manchester United actually.”
The Verdict: One to watch?
Jamie Carragher had recently suggested that United should go after Tuchel due to the situation Chelsea find themselves in following recent sanctions to Roman Abramovich.
It seems as if they are thinking of doing just that, and if things don’t improve in London, then perhaps Tuchel could lean towards the idea of moving north in the summer.
Either way, it’s good to see that United are thinking on the go and don’t have all their eggs in Ten Hag’s basket, so a move for Tuchel could well be one to keep a close eye on over the coming months.
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