According to German outlet kicker, Thomas Tuchel has been lined up as Arsene Wenger’s replacement after it emerged he’d turned down the position of head coach at Bayern Munich.
The 44 year old has formerly managed Mainz, Augsburg and, of course, Borussia Dortmund before he was let go in 2017.
It was widely reported at the time that his relationship with scout/sports scientist, Sven Mislintat was complicated, with friction between the two men, but the kicker report insists that the history between him and the now Head of Recruitment at Arsenal would not be an impediment to him taking the job.
Tuchel has also been strongly linked with PSG and Chelsea who are likely to be in the market for new managers this summer, and this all feels quite speculative, however over the last little while there’s been a lot of Arsenal news coming via German sources.
Whether that’s down to the business we’ve been doing there, via the growing German influence at the club, or if it’s just part and parcel of the media landscape it’s hard to say.
Nevertheless, Tuchel would be an interesting candidate to replace Wenger if the change is made, but while there’s still something to play for this season, don’t expect anything from the Arsenal grapevine on this one.