Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly snubbed his first job offer and the chance to immediately return to management following his sacking from The Blues in early September.
The German coach was relieved of his duties after a poor start to the season and a defeat in UEFA Champions League to Dinamo Zagreb. Chelsea have since appointed Graham Potter as Tuchel’s replacement.
However, reports in Germany suggest that Tuchel has already turned down advances over a position at a new club. German outlet Sport 1 report that Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen made contact with the former Borussia Dortmund manager, following a terrible start to the season which sees Leverkusen sit 17th in the German top-flight.
Current Bayer Leverkusen manager Gerardo Seoane is under immense pressure at the BayArena, with the board already making contact with Tuchel to find out if he would be interested in taking over the helms should a sacking occur.
However, Tuchel was quick to snub the offer and made clear his disinterest in taking over the role. At this moment it’s uncertain whether the German made the decision due to not being up for the fight that Leverkusen’s league position brings, or whether Tuchel is waiting for an offer from bigger club.
Thomas Tuchel is still held in high regard even after his dismissal from the Blues. He guided Chelsea to UEFA Champions League glory in 2021, a year after losing in the final to Bayern Munich with PSG.
The German coach is bound to land himself one of Europe’s biggest jobs in the near future.