Thomas Tuchel interested in England management following Chelsea exit

If current England manager Gareth Southgate decides to leave his position, Thomas Tuchel, a former manager of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, is reportedly interested in the position.

Only 16 months after winning the Champions League, the German has been jobless since being fired by Chelsea in September.

According to rumors at the time of his departure, he was eager to stay in England because his children attended school in Surrey.

The 49-year-old German has been mentioned in connection with a possible return to the Bundesliga, but he reportedly declined the opportunity to take over Bayer Leverkusen before the team hired former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.

The pressure on Southgate, a finalist for Euro 2020, has increased following England’s fruitless UEFA Europa League campaign, casting doubt on Southgate’s own future.

The Telegraph reports that Tuchel would be open to taking over from Southgate should the chance present itself.

However, neither he nor Mauricio Pochettino, another former PSG manager who has been linked to the job, have received any communication.

According to the same article, Tuchel is getting ready to leave his problematic visa situation behind and return to Germany before the year is up.

After being fired by Chelsea in September, the 49-year-old is awaiting clarification on how long he is permitted to stay in the UK.

The Telegraph previously claimed that Tuchel might only have 90 days to stay in the UK after being relieved of his duties, according to the conditions of his post-Brexit Governing Body Endorsement visa.

There are no rumors that Southgate will resign from his position prior to the World Cup in Qatar, which would set a deadline of early December, midway through the tournament.

Tuchel reportedly received a number of job-related approaches. These include one in Spain and two in England.

If he is given a fresh visa, he will be able to return to managing the national team or a club team in England.

England will be led by current captain Gareth Southgate in Qatar with the hope of building on two strong tournament showings.

The Three Lions advanced to the World Cup semifinals in Russia in 2018 before making it all the way to the Euro 2020 championship game, where they were defeated by Italy on penalties.

In October, Southgate remarked, “The England part of my experience as a player and manager has probably been the greatest pleasure and the greatest honor for me.

I’m praying that this isn’t the final chapter. I’m hoping there are still a few years left. I still think I have a lot of growing to do and hopefully many years ahead of me.

Of course, there are many things we wish to accomplish as a first step in the coming few months. Beyond that, I’m expecting that life will go on and that there will be many challenges ahead.