Ex-Chelsea Boss And Champions League Winner “Keen” On Replacing Ten Hag At United

There is a chance that Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel will replace Erik ten Hag in the Manchester United dugout at the end of the season, according to Bild reporter Christian Falk.

Writing in his column for the Daily Briefing Substack, Falk says Tuchel does harbour a desire to manage the Red Devils and that could become a genuine possibility if both and ten Hag lose their jobs next summer:

“He was always keen on the job at Manchester United and you see that Erik ten Hag is not so settled at the moment.”

“If Ten Hag lost his job in the summer and the crisis at Bayern Munich is still ongoing, this could be a good situation for everyone.”

Ten Hag’s future at Old Trafford depends on results AND INEOS

There is no disputing the fact that the Dutchman’s second season in charge of United has been a massive disappointment. They crashed out of the Champions League at the group stages and they find themselves 8th in the Premier League table.

With minority shareholders INEOS taking over the day-to-day running from the Glazers, it is also possible that they may decide to go in a different direction if they feel not enough progress is being made under ten Hag.

Why is Tuchel under pressure at Bayern?

The Bundesliga champions are expected to win the title every single season. His team currently trail leaders Bayer Leverkusen by four points, and if they fail to finish top of the table, the German’s job will be in jeopardy.

After winning league titles with Paris Saint-Germain and lifting the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021, there won’t be a shortage of suitors if Tuchel becomes available.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.