‘Tuchel not considered’ by Man Utd – report reveals ‘four-man shortlist’

Lewis Oldham
Chelsea head coach Tuchel

According to reports, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is ‘not being considered’ by Manchester United as they search for a new manager.

The Red Devils have been without a permanent boss since November. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked following a string of poor results.

He was replaced by Ralf Rangnick. The German is only due to be in charge until the summer. At that point, he will take up a consultancy role behind the scenes.

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Earlier this month it was suggested that Man Utd were planning to ‘go all out’ to get Tuchel.

The Chelsea boss has been with the club since the start of 2021. He helped the Blues win the Champions League last season.

Sky Sports are reporting that Tuchel will not be taking over at Man Utd as they are ‘not considering’ him.

Reports linking the German with Man Utd is described as ‘media talk and not reality’.

They go onto name Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag, Julen Lopetegui and Luis Enrique as the managers on United’s ‘four-man shortlist’.

It is also stated that Pochettino and Ten Hag are the favourites as ‘multiple sources have admitted they would be surprised if either were not at the helm’.

Meanwhile, Robbie Fowler has mocked Gary Neville for suggesting that Manchester United should look to bring in Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.

“I laughed this week when I heard Gary Neville shouting that his former club should make Diego Simeone their next manager,” Fowler wrote for the Mirror.

“Honestly, come on! I’m not saying he’s anti-football, but some of the antics his team get up to, some of the horrible stuff they do, and the tactics they pursue. Not at Manchester United.

“The fans would be calling it out within weeks, and even if he actually won things with it, they wouldn’t put up with it for long.

“United have a certain expectation about how they should be playing. This was laid down by Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson. Simeone doesn’t fit with that.

“He doesn’t fit with anyone who loves football, he essentially exists to stop opponents playing football. Which no one should welcome. And that’s what I mean by identity.

“It’s not enough to be simply winning – even if it helps, obviously. Jose Mourinho found that out at Old Trafford. Clubs need a fit with a manager, as well as a winning team, and his philosophy didn’t fit.”