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Thomas Tuchel warned Man Utd he’d have a problem with Red Devils legends if he gets job

The front-runner to succeed Erik ten Hag as Manchester United manager is Thomas Tuchel, but the German has previously voiced reservations about taking over at Old Trafford.

Thomas Tuchel warned Man Utd he'd have a problem with Red Devils legends if he gets job

Ex-Manchester United stars turned pundits Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand (Image: Manchester United via Getty Images)

Although Thomas Tuchel is expected to succeed him as Manchester United’s manager, he has previously voiced worries about the demands of the position.

The former Bayern Munich manager is reportedly eager to make a Premier League return and is searching for a new challenge following his disappointing time in Germany. His remarkable but brief tenure at Chelsea, highlighted by an unexpected Champions League victory over Manchester City, has well-positioned him for a transfer to Old Trafford, particularly given Erik ten Hag’s uncertain future in light of the impending FA Cup final matchup with City.

According to The Guardian, Tuchel would be the first choice to replace Ten Hag following a shocking season that saw the Red Devils drop to eighth place in the Premier League. Tuchel has expressed concerns, though, regarding the intense scrutiny at United, which is heightened by the presence of legendary players and club alumni who are now commentators, such as Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, and Paul Scholes.

“There is always a lot of noise around Manchester United,” said Tuchel in advance of the team’s Champions League matchup with United. Manchester United is home to many pundits in the United Kingdom.”

“Alexander Ferguson left you with a legacy that creates expectations around the club,” he continued. The goals that my colleague at Manchester United and I have are the same. Little things at Man Utd frequently get a little bigger or the talking gets a little louder, according to the Mirror.

Thomas Tuchel warned Man Utd he'd have a problem with Red Devils legends if he gets job

Reports claim Thomas Tuchel is being lined up by Man United (Image: UEFA via Getty Images)

It’s anyone’s guess whether Tuchel would be lured back to Stamford Bridge following Chelsea’s split from Mauricio Pochettino. However, rumors circulating near the Bridge indicate that Tuchel’s chances of returning are as slim as a snowball’s in a heat wave.

The head coach of Ipswich Town, Kieran McKenna, is reportedly being considered by the Blues hierarchy as a possible change of pace rather than an experienced leader. Not to mention the alleged feud between Tuchel and Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, who reportedly called him a “nightmare” in the past due to transfer disputes.

Ten Hag is waiting it out at Manchester United, where his future is expected to be decided after the Wembley weekend. After the season, Sir Jim Ratcliffe will be in charge, and despite Ten Hag’s difficulties this year, he hopes to win his second championship with the Red Devils in as few as two seasons.


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