Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been without a job since being sacked by the Blues at the beginning of September. The German coach has been linked with a host of clubs, but reports in Germany state that Tuchel’s next job may already have been revealed.
Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea after an indifferent start to the season, with the final nail in his coffin being a 1-0 defeat to Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League. The Blues had dropped points in half of their league games prior to his sacking, casting aside any hope of a title challenge this season.
In his 18 months or so in charge at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel led the side to UEFA Champions League glory, as well as to back-to-back FA Cup finals and a Carabao Cup final in between.
Bild reports that Tuchel would be interested in taking over Gareth Southgate’s role with the England National team after the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
The current Three Lions’ boss Southgate has come under much scrutiny off the back of a poor showing from his side in the UEFA Nations League, where they were relegated and will be plying their trade in the ‘B League’ of the competition when it returns.
Southgate even acknowledged that he accepts his job will be evaluated based on the outcome of England’s World Cup campaign, and that an underperformance is bound to see him relieved of his duties.
It is unclear as to whether Tuchel will find himself in the England hot seat given his pedigree. Other big clubs, such as Bayern Munich and Juventus who’ve had relatively poor starts to the season, may come in for the German coach before the end of the tournament in Qatar.
Tuchel has already recently turned down a managerial proposal from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in favour of waiting for an offer from a bigger club.