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Man Utd *are* interested in Tuchel after ‘contact’ with Chelsea boss

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Manchester United have reportedly ‘made contact’ with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel as they seek to appoint a new permanent manager.

Rumours of United’s interest in Tuchel emerged after the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government and forced to sell the club.

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That uncertainty led to Tuchel’s name being put forward to take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford.

Various reports since have stated that Tuchel is not being considered by the hierarchy, but SportBILD journalist Christian Falk claims  United remain interested in the German boss and have made contact, though Tuchel wants to stay at Chelsea.

TRUE @ManUtd is interested in @TTuchelofficial There has been a contact. But: Tuchel would like to stay at Chelsea if he can work like before also under the new owner pic.twitter.com/19CkXsOBkh

— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) April 6, 2022

‘Manchester United are interested in Thomas Tuchel,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘There has been contact, but Tuchel would like to stay at Chelsea if he can work like before under the new owner.’

Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino are believed to be the frontrunners for the job, but the United hierachy are far from 100% sure on any candidate.

Jamie Carragher said last month that Tuchel would be “ideal” for United.

“Manchester United have been presented with the ideal opportunity to recruit the manager who should be their number one target: Thomas Tuchel,” Carragher said.

“Tuchel, like everyone else at Stamford Bridge, will have no idea what the future holds at his current club. No-one can offer him any assurances about how the squad will look at the start of next season given the club’s sale is on hold. No manager wants to be working amid such a background of uncertainty. If he gets the chance to leave for a club of United’s stature, he must take it.

“United can offer him the security and backing every top coach craves. Yes, it will seem a predatory move – taking advantage of Chelsea’s crisis – but from United and Tuchel’s perspective the more you consider it, the more of a no-brainer it is.

“Every chief executive in the world looking for a new coach will be – or at least should be – monitoring Tuchel’s mood and public comments between now and the end of the season. Only clubs of a certain calibre could attract him. It would be negligent of United to fail to sound him out. As a coach, he is exactly what they need.”

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