Former Chelsea Manager Interested in Replacing Gareth Southgate as England Manager

Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel would be interested in becoming the manager of the England national team after the Qatar World Cup, according to The Telegraph. The German coach was sacked by Chelsea last month, but wants to come back to football management in a slightly different role.

Thomas Tuchel Interested in England Managerial Role

Tuchel Would Prefer to Return to Management After World Cup

The former Chelsea manager is well aware of how England will not sack Gareth Southgate anytime soon, despite the Three Lions having failed to win their last six games ahead of the World Cup. The English head coach still has the support of those at the Football Association, but there is a possibility that the position becomes unattainable if the national team has a poor outing in Qatar.

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In his managerial career so far, Tuchel has never taken over an international side. He has a pretty strong CV under his belt, having managed the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain before Chelsea – whom he helped win the Champions League title in the 2021/22 season. With strong calls among the England fans to have Southgate replaced soon, Tuchel could be a strong option if the decision-makers decide to replace him after the World Cup.

Tuchel Waiting for the Right Opportunity to Come Back to Football

Since being surprisingly let go by Chelsea after a shaky start to the season, the German manager has had a few offers to come back. He has had job offers from two clubs in England and one in Spain as well, but turned down all of them as they didn’t suit his requirements for the next chapter of his career.

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Tuchel had voiced his shock and sadness to have left Chelsea sometime after being fired, but hasn’t really been seen around the football pitch since. Having achieved a lot of success at the club level, the 49-year-old is now looking for a different challenge that can rejuvenate his love for management. However, it remains to be seen if England does sack Gareth Southgate after the World Cup and replaces him with Tuchel – who was lauded as an ‘unbelievable manager’ by Ben Chilwell earlier this year.