Man Utd to ‘go all out’ for Chelsea boss Tuchel

Will Ford
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel

Manchester United will “go all out” to lure Thomas Tuchel from Chelsea as he’s “by far the best candidate” to take over at Old Trafford.

Chelsea face an uncertain future after the UK government imposed sanctions on Roman Abramovich on Thursday in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

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As it stands, Chelsea are not allowed to sell tickets or merchandise, have limits on the money they can spend on travel and matchdays, and are unable to negotiate new contracts.

And Football Insider claims United will try their luck amid the uncertainty and attempt to persuade Tuchel leave Chelsea.

A source said the Red Devils are set to “go all out” for the German manager in the summer and claims the United hierarchy view him as “by far the best candidate” due to his ‘pedigree, Premier League experience and proven ability at winning the biggest trophies’.

Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag were thought to be the frontrunners to take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season, but Tuchel now appears to be top of their shortlist.

United football director John Murtough said last week that a “thorough proces” to appoint a new permanent manager is ongoing

“We know that consistency is key as we strive for a top-four finish this season,” Murtough said.

“I want to reiterate however that this is not the ultimate objective for Manchester United, and everyone at the club is focused on challenging for the top trophies.

“We are now conducting a thorough process for the appointment of a new permanent manager who will take charge this summer, with the objective to get us back to challenging for those domestic and European titles.”

Tuchel said after Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Norwich on Thursday that he is “still happy” at Chelsea despite the uncertainty of the club’s future.

“The situation will not go away, maybe tomorrow it will change again, but it will not go away,” Tuchel said.

“I am still happy to be here and still happy to be manager of a strong team. I know there is a lot of noise around.

“I don’t have another answer for you. Relief would mean we struggle with all the information and news out there. It is a big change from yesterday to today. At the moment it seems on the football side it is almost protected.

“I feel privileged to have the chance to be involved in games, coaching and football that I love.”