Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea earlier this summer, and they signed Graham Potter as their new head coach. But the former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain manager is ‘ready’ to take Gareth Southgate’s place if the Englishman stepped down from his place.
According to a bunch of fresh reports, the German manager is highly interested in taking the place of Gareth Southgate. Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea after 16 months of winning the UEFA Champions League.
And at the time of his departure, reports suggested he was keen to stay in England, with his children at school in Surrey. Gareth Southgate’s place came under suspicion after England’s winless run in the UEFA Nations League.
Thomas Tuchel is interested in succeeding Southgate if the opportunity arises.
According to The Telegraph, Tuchel is interested in succeeding Southgate if the opportunity arises. However, no contact has been made with either him or Mauricio Pochettino, another one-time PSG manager who has been linked with the position.
Thomas Tuchel’s Visa can be a problem in the matter but the very same report mentions that the German Coach will surely come to England before the year ends in order to complete all the formalities.
It is known that the former coach has been in contact with top-tier European clubs from England as well as Spain, but Thomas Tuchel rejected all the offers because he’s eyeing national duty.
Although Gareth Southgate led the English team towards the final of Euro 2022, but things fell apart after the unbeaten run of the English national team in the UEFA Nations League.
“The England part of my journey as a player and manager has probably been the greatest highlight and the greatest honour for me,” Southgate said in October. “I’m hoping this isn’t the end of it…I’m hoping there are a few more years ahead.“