Former Chelsea fullback Glen Johnson believes Thomas Tuchel will reject an approach from Manchester United, and he may only be open to a switch to Old Trafford if the ownership situation at Stamford Bridge is not resolved soon.
Multiple reports have now claimed that the Red Devils are keeping tabs on Tuchel, due to the crisis unfolding at the Blues following the sanctions imposed on the club’s current owner Roman Abramovich. However, Johnson can’t see Tuchel moving to Manchester as things stand:
“I think no, if he gets some guidance from the Chelsea board about a deal being close. However, if this situation bubbles on for twelve months, then yes. People will be looking for their own futures. But if this is done in months then Tuchel and the players have got some confidence in that then no, I don’t think he’d be interested in the Manchester United job at all.”
If it takes an entire year for Tuchel to decide to leave Chelsea then that would rule the German out of the United job.
The Manchester club are looking to have a new permanent manager in place by the end of the season and, while it looks like Tuchel is being considered, PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax head coach Erik ten Had remain the favourites to take the reins at Old Trafford.