Chelsea holds significant edge over Man Utd in bringing Thomas Tuchel back.

Pochettino is due for a meeting with the Chelsea board at the end of the season. His players showed they are still fighting for him in a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa last weekend after coming from two goals down. However, the Argentine may still be a casualty of another troubled season at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have won only 13 of 33 Premier League matches in Pochettino’s first 12 months at the club while conceding 59 times – more than twice as much as leaders Arsenal who hammered them 5-0 recently.

Ten Hag’s United are only six points ahead of the Blues, having lost 12 times in the league alone this term. They finished third and won the Carabao Cup in Ten Hag’s debut season at Old Trafford, ending on 75 points, but are on course to end with 61 points this time around. If both Pochettino and Ten Hag are axed, that would set the stage for Chelsea and United to fight it out for Tuchel. The Bayern Munich head coach will be by far the most accomplished unemployed manager on the market this summer.

He won the Champions League against the odds with Chelsea in 2021. Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag could both be sacked this month. Bayern’s coach is looking to guide Bayern to a European Cup this year despite his imminent departure, and both Chelsea and United have been credited with an interest in the German tactician. As well as his previous ties to Chelsea, the Londoners have another edge on United if they look to pursue their 50-year-old former boss.

The sit-down meeting with Pochettino comes after Chelsea’s final game, and the minds of the club’s powerbrokers will likely be made up in advance. If they decide to part ways with Pochettino, they may reach out to Tuchel’s representatives beforehand to sound out his interest in a Stamford Bridge return. Graham Potter struggled in an eight-month tenure and form did not improve under interim boss Frank Lampard. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding.

You can unsubscribe at any time. But Tuchel was immensely popular with the club’s supporters and if a new manager is required for next season, he will feature high up on the shortlist. As well as Tuchel, United also like the look of ex-Chelsea boss Potter who is a target for Ajax, while England manager Gareth Southgate will not be available until late July at the earliest. Missing out on Tuchel to their Premier League rivals would be a sore one to take for Sir Jim Ratcliffe and co. as they look to restore the Red Devils to their former glories – but it will be their own doing after delaying their decision on Ten Hag’s future.

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