Chelsea’s situation could go from bad to worse with Jamie Carragher suggesting that Manchester United should consider a move for Thomas Tuchel this summer.
The Red Devils look set to appoint a new boss at the end of the season when Ralf Rangnick’s interim spell comes to an end, with the German boss set to move upstairs into a consultancy role.
As a result, the club’s hierarchy are looking at different options with Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag thought to be the frontrunners for the job.
However the latest developments surrounding Chelsea could bring a degree of uncertainty to the door of one of the Premier League’s top managers.
The UK government announced sanctions against Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich on Thursday morning, something that would impact the club by banning them from selling tickets, merchandise and also from buying and selling new players.
Tuchel is an ambitious manager who is hoping to push boundaries, but with such uncertainty surrounding the west London club, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that now would be the perfect time for United to make an audacious swoop for the German head coach.
Writing for The Telegraph, Carragher said: “If he [Thomas Tuchel] gets the chance to leave for a club of United’s stature, he must take it.
“United can offer him the security and backing every top coach craves.
“Yes, it will seem a predatory move – taking advantage of Chelsea’s crisis – but from United and Tuchel’s perspective the more you consider it, the more of a no-brainer it is.
“Every chief executive in the world looking for a new coach will be – or at least should be – monitoring Tuchel’s mood and public comments between now and the end of the season.
“Only clubs of a certain calibre could attract him. It would be negligent of United to fail to sound him out. As a coach, he is exactly what they need.”
While speculation will continue to swirl around his future at the club, Tuchel spoke out about his position following Abramovich’s statement about selling the club, saying that Chelsea ‘is an amazing place to be’.
He said: “No, I have the opposite of a problem staying here.
“I’ve said many times that I love working in the Premier League, I love being in England, I feel the tradition and the love for sports in general and for football in particular.
“This is an amazing place to be. Chelsea is for my point of view, for me, the perfect fit. I love to be here, I love everything about the club and hopefully it continues.
“There is now an uncertainty, but isn’t it always as a football manager? So I am used to it on of course different levels, and this is quite the level I have to be honest. I am positive, and I hope things will end well.”