Thomas Tuchel has 'made decision' as two options on the cards for Man Utd target

Thomas Tuchel took charge of Bayern Munich for the final time last Sunday. (Image: Getty)

Outgoing Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly eyeing either a move to the Premier League or will take a break this summer. It was confirmed last week that the 50-year-old would be leaving the Bundesliga giants, following speculation that club bosses could reverse their decision to part company with him after failing to secure the services of Xabi Alonso.

Tuchel took charge of Bayern for the final time last Sunday, and is now able to negotiate a move elsewhere. He’s been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United with the future of Erik ten Hag looking increasingly fragile, having overseen an eighth placed finish this season amid a record number of club defeats in a top-flight campaign.

And he has also been touted with a return to Chelsea, having landed the Champions League with the club in 2020/21 in his previous stint in charge. He was sacked in September 2022 by Todd Boehly, a decision that seemingly backfired with the American having used another three managers since.

Like Ten Hag, current Blues’ boss Mauricio Pochettino is also under pressure following an inconsistent campaign. And this month Tuchel publicly implied he would be willing to rejoin the London club, telling reporters “It is no secret that I loved it at Chelsea. I loved it in England and I loved it in the Premier League for sure, it was a very, very special time.”

Tuchel has been linked with a return to Chelsea. (Image: Getty)

And according to Sky Germany, only an approach from United, Chelsea, or another Premier League outfit will see Tuchel make a swift return to management. Reportedly, ‘loose talks’ have begun with representatives of Tuchel and the two clubs.

It was announced in February that Tuchel would be released from his Bayern contract a year earlier than planned, with his initial deal running until 2025. However, after the club came within minutes of reaching the Champions League final, denied only by Real Madrid’s late fightback in the semi final second leg, fans launched a petition for him to stay.

But the former PSG boss said in his pre-match press conference on Friday that talks with club chiefs did not reach an amicable solution. “Our agreement from February still stands,” he revealed.

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His finale duly ended on a sour note, with his side beaten 4-2 away at TSG Hoffenheim despite establishing a two-goal lead inside six minutes. The result confined Bayern to third in the table, behind Leverkusen and Stuttgart.

The 2024/25 campaign represented the first time in 12 years that Bayern had not won their domestic title. And that’s despite the presence of Harry Kane this season, who scored 44 times in 45 club appearances.