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Thomas Tuchel: Three possible destinations

Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel on the sidelines for the Blues

Chelsea sacked manager Thomas Tuchel after the club’s surprise 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in their opening Champions League tie.

Co-owner Todd Boehly said that the sacking was not only results-based but that he did not see eye-to-eye with Tuchel over club policy.

“It wasn’t about Zagreb,” Boehly said at the Salt Conference. “It was really about the shared vision for what we wanted Chelsea football club to look like.

“It wasn’t a decision that was made as a result of a single win or loss. It was a decision that was made really about what we thought was the right vision for the club.”

Boehly and his Clearlake consortium have been implementing many changes at Stamford Bridge.

He served as sporting director this summer after letting go of Petr Cech and Marina Granovskaia. Head of international scouts Scott McLachlan also left Chelsea.

Tuchel was the latest change, and the Blues brought Graham Potter from Brighton & Hove Albion to replace him.

The German was surprised by the decision but took he it gracefully. Despite the continuous downward spiral of results and performances, people expected Tuchel to get more time to turn things around.

Tuchel left Chelsea having won the Champions League, Super Cup, and Club World Cup. He also guided the club to two FA Cup finals and the Carabao Cup final.

However, the 49-year-old is now without a job only six games into the season. Tuchel will have a lot of energy in his tank and will be searching for opening positions this early season.

In this piece, we identify three clubs that Tuchel could join next.

Inter Milan

Things are not going smoothly for Simone Inzaghi in Italy. The 46-year-old took the blame for Inter Milan’s 3-1 loss to Udinese this weekend.

Inter have already lost three Serie A games this season. They suffered just four defeats last term. Inter are third in their Champions League group behind Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

The performances have been dire. Inzaghi’s decisions continue to puzzle the Nerazzurri fans.

The former Lazio boss raised eyebrows when he took off both Alessandro Bastoni and Henrikh Mkhitaryan after just 30 minutes yesterday.

The substitutions made no difference as Andrea Sottil’s deservedly won the game.

Giuseppe Marotta, Alessandro Antonello and Steven Zhang could be looking for a replacement for Inzaghi if he cannot turn results around.

Inter were league title favourites before the campaign began but have already fallen behind in the race. They are five points off top spot.

While there are still questions about Inter’s finances and future, the ambitious Zhang could lure Tuchel to Italy.

Inzaghi reportedly has until November to turn things around, or the club will start considering his dismissal.

Tuchel is one of the top candidates for the job.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have not won any of their last four matches in the Bundesliga. Their latest attempt ended in a 1-0 defeat to Bavarian rivals Augsburg.

They are currently outside the Bundesliga top four, and Julian Nagelsmann is beginning to feel the pressure.

The 2-0 defeat of Barcelona in the Champions League was sweet, although Bayern were on the ropes for much of the first half. Fans are unhappy with the team’s play.

Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn backed Nagelsmann following the defeat. However, while Nagelsmann can find some relief in the former goalkeeper’s words, a ‘vote of confidence’ is rarely a good thing.

The club know Tuchel very well from his time in Germany and he is also Bavarian.

Former Bayern technical director Michael Reschke said that Pep Guardiola asked Bayern to appoint Tuchel before the Spaniard left for Manchester City.

A move did not materialise as Tuchel was coaching arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Kahn may be backing Nagelsmann now, but if results don’t turn around after the international break, he could be calling Tuchel.

The former Mainz 05 and Paris Saint-Germain manager will be available for the job.


Juventus are another giant struggling in the early part of this season. They have only won two games across all competitions, losing three and drawing four.

The Bianconeri have lost both of their opening Champions League games for the first time in their history. They are already six points behind leaders Napoli and Atalanta in the race for the Scudetto.

Head coach Massimiliano Allegri has been under fire for the club’s poor performances.

The club authorities are giving him time to turn things around, but they may have to look for other solutions with the club in a dire state.

Tuchel will surely be one of the names Juventus bosses Maurizio Arrivabene and Pavel Nedved will have on their shortlist.

He is a winner with plenty of top-flight experience at Europe’s biggest clubs, and Juventus could utilise his services to awaken them from their slumber.

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