Top European Manager Rejects Bayern Munich, In Line For Arsenal Job
Thomas Tuchel was the overwhelming favourite to become the new Bayern Munich manager after Jupp Heynckes' latest stint ends at the end of the season, but reports say he has rejected the opportunity to manager the Bavarians.
The former Mainz man has been out of work ever since leaving Borussia Dortmund on bad terms despite winning the DFB Pokal in the 2016/17 campaign.
And while he's apparently turned down the chance to manager the biggest and best club in the Bundesliga, it's looking like he is in line to manage Arsenal in his next career move.
Thomas Tuchel rejects FC Bayern according to Sport Bild. Eyeing a move to a foreign top club... https://t.co/2y8U7S15E3
- Kristof Terreur :newspaper: (@HLNinEngeland) March 24, 2018
Thomas Tuchel has turned down Bayern (Bild)
Unconfirmed reports say he is negotiating with Arsenal.#afc
- Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) March 24, 2018
Thomas Tuchel has been speaking to Arsenal about a summer move according to @MartinVolkmar.
What exciting news.
Exactly the appointment we should be making.
- Renato (@th14Renato) March 24, 2018
Bild and SportBild reporting that Thomas Tuchel has rejected Bayern Munich as he wants to manage in a foreign country. Good news for Chelsea? #CFC #FCB
- Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) March 24, 2018
The 44-year old has also been linked with Chelsea, but German outlet Kicker going as far as saying that Tuchel will become the new Gunners boss. He had a frosty relationship with Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat which ultimately led to his departure but it's believed the pair are willing to put it all behind them.
According to Kicker, Thomas Tuchel has informed Bayern Munich that he has accepted an offer as Arsenal coach. Kicker is usually correct although Tuchel has been closely linked to Arsenal before.
- Football Roos (@football_roos) March 25, 2018
Thomas Tuchel will become the next Arsenal manager during the summer, with both him & head of recruitments Sven Mislintat both willing to put their differences aside & work together. [kicker] pic.twitter.com/lzlp6Dq1Ji
- afcstuff (@afcstuff) March 25, 2018
Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year extension at the Emirates in May but with Arsenal's season hinging on victory in the Europa League, his lengthy stint in charge may well be coming to an end after all.
Arsenal fans, is Tuchel the man to take you forward?
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