Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea vs Arsenal
So is Thomas Tuchel joining Arsenal?
Ever since Kicker claimed that the former Borussia Dortmund coach had agreed a deal with the Gunners, stories have been filtering out suggesting that’s not the case.
Tuchel is out of contract since leaving BVB.
Over the weekend the news broke that Bayern Munich, who had Tuchel at the top of their wanted list to replace Jupp Heynckes, had been rejected.
Tuchel told Bayern he was no longer available as he’d agreed a deal without another European club. But which club is it?
Kicker immediately said ‘Arsenal’. Soon after the likes of Bild shouted ‘it’s PSG’.
But according to Rafa Honigstein on the Totally Football Show, could it actually be Chelsea?
‘A good meeting with Chelsea’s Marina Granovskaia’
Honigstein has recalled that Tuchel has already met with Chelsea’s chief deal maker, Marina Granovskaia.
Moreover, Antonio Conte has been consistently linked with a Stamford Bridge exit at the end of the season.
While Conte had been linked with the Italian national job, the Chelsea manager is also on PSG’s list.
Honigstein, the German football expert, has now imparted his insight into Tuchel’s next move.
On joining Arsenal, Honigstein believes that’s a non-starter for one good reason. Arsene Wenger has shown no indication that he’s leaving his Gunners post this summer. Accordingly, Arsenal have no job on offer for Tuchel to accept.
So what about Chelsea? Honigstein announced the following:
I have it on pretty good authority that Thomas Tuchel made a very good impression on Marina Granovskaia in a meeting they’ve had. I don’t know how recent that meeting was.
Remember, they were talking to him before the start of this season on the assumption that Conte might actually go.
Listen to the discussion of Thomas Tuchel’s next career after 17:20 minutes on the audio unit below.