According to reports, the former Chelsea manager is “open” to taking over for Gareth Southgate as England’s manager following the World Cup.
Despite having guided England to the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup and the Euro 2020 final, Southgate has come under fire in recent weeks and months.
Last week, he claimed that he would uphold the terms of his contract, which would put him in control until Euro 2024. Still, he acknowledged that he would need to produce results to keep his job.
“As of right now, I have a contract through this time in 2024, but I’m also well aware that in football, you have to produce results,” he remarked.
Tuchel is interested in becoming England’s manager
After the World Cup, Thomas Tuchel might be interested in taking over as England’s manager.
After being somewhat unexpectedly fired by Chelsea just six games into the 2022–23 season, the German coach is currently jobless.
It was widely believed that the German’s next managerial position would be with one of Europe’s elite teams, such as Juventus.
The Telegraph claims that instead of doing so with his native nation, he may instead enter the realm of international management.
They claim that Tuchel would be interested in managing England if the role fell open.
Despite his contract is valid until 2024 and his stubbornness on the subject. It has been rumored that Gareth Southgate’s tenure as manager will end after the tournament.
Tuchel, one of the best coaches now available and who also appears inclined to accept the position, would unquestionably be a top prospect if the FA were willing to hire a foreign coach.
He has already declined offers from two English clubs and one from Spain. He is now “waiting for the ideal opportunity to arrive.”
🚨 The position of England head coach interests Thomas Tuchel and he would consider replacing Gareth Southgate.
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Gareth Southgate’s England dilemmas
Despite mounting indications that defender Harry Maguire shouldn’t be in his starting lineup, Southgate has stood by the player.
With his self-confidence destroyed, Maguire is beginning to resemble a liability. And due to his isolation at United, he is unlikely to get the opportunity to regain his form before the World Cup.
Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool, will he be a member of the England World Cup team? And if so, will his presence be limited to padding the numbers?
The Alexander-Arnold controversy is intensifying, and the fact that he didn’t play in either of the last two games. Or even making the matchday team face Germany adds to the commotion.
Opta statistics show that Shaw’s goal against Germany was England’s first from open play in 565 minutes.
Captain Harry Kane has undoubtedly contributed to that drought, but as the spearhead, he is irreplaceable. If he were to hurt—his ankles have previously been a source of concern—who would Southgate turn to?
Jude Bellingham is a remarkable talent at the age of 19. Southgate was undoubtedly persuaded to start him against Iran after his performance against Germany.
When they were both available, Southgate preferred the more conservative midfield partnership of Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice. However, since moving from Leeds United to Manchester City, Phillips hasn’t played much. He is currently recovering from shoulder surgery, which raises questions about his availability.
This point has undoubtedly established Jordan Pickford’s position as England’s top goalkeeper.
Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal and Nick Pope compete to succeed him as his backup goalkeeper. Still, the Newcastle United goalie’s shakiness with the ball in his hands against Italy and Germany did not help his cause. And his error that allowed Kai Havertz to score a late equalizer at Wembley was a desperate moment for him.