Thomas Tuchel ‘WOULD be interested in the Tottenham job if Antonio Conte got sacked’ despite his ties to London rivals Chelsea, with the German ready to listen to offers to return to the dugout
The German was sacked by Chelsea last September and has been out of work since, but he is now ready to listen to offers from Europe’s top clubs.
Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel would reportedly be open to taking over at Tottenham if Antonio Conte leaves
Conte’s future at Spurs continues to be uncertain with his contract set to expire at the end of the season
Conte’s job has come under scrutiny following a poor run of performances and results – with Spurs most recently succumbing to a 2-0 defeat to their north London rivals Arsenal on Sunday.
The Italian’s existing deal expires in the summer, though Spurs have the option of extending by 12 months.
However, there is an understanding from all parties that it would be self-defeating to activate the extension if their visions for the club are not aligned.
Tuchel won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021 and remains a popular figure at Stamford Bridge, with Blues fans chanting his name during their recent defeat to Man City.
Tuchel won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021 and remains a popular figure at Stamford Bridge
The German enjoyed living in London and was even linked with taking the England job after the World Cupbut the FA decided to keep their faith in Gareth Southgate.
It is understood Tuchel is also learning Spanish, which would indicate a potential move to a club in LaLiga – a league he is yet to manage in.
The 49-year-old has previously worked in the Bundesliga – notably for Borussia Dortmund – and Ligue 1 with PSG before his move to the Premier League.
His tenure at Chelsea ended just 100 days into Todd Boehly’s ownership. Sportsmail reported at the time that Tuchel would being paid £13million as a severance packagewith a further £2m going to his backroom staff.
After being sacked, an emotional Tuchel released a statement saying: ‘This is one of the most difficult statements I have ever had to write – and it is one I hoped I would not need to do for many years.
‘I am devastated that my time at Chelsea has come to an end.
‘This is a club where I felt at home, both professionally and personally. Thank you so much to all the staff, the players and the supporters for making me feel very welcome from the start.
Ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is also out of work and a return to Tottenham would certainly please a section of supporters
‘The pride and joy I felt at helping the team to win the Champions League and the Club World Cup will stay with me forever.
‘I am honored to have been a part of this club’s history and the memories of the last 19 months will always have a special place in my heart.’
Ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is also out of work and a return to Tottenham would be attractive to a sections of supporters. But whether the Spurs hierarchy would be open to the Argentine returning is uncertain.