Thomas Tuchel makes Tottenham decision four months after Chelsea sacking amid Antonio Conte uncertainty
Thomas Tuchel is ready to make his return to English football after leaving Chelsea four months ago.
The 49-year-old was sacked by Chelsea last September as the new owners opted to bring in Graham Potter to lead the new era at Stamford Bridge.
He is currently on a break, visiting several countries around the world, but it ready to take the next right opportunity that comes his way.
After arriving in January 2021, Tuchel fell in love with Chelsea and London, a city which saw him also show interest in the England job had Gareth Southgate departed following the 2022 World Cup.
One job that could be vacant is the Tottenham Hotspur job. Antonio Conte’s future in north London is uncertain, with results dwindling as Spurs sit 14 points off the pace to Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Conte has also refused to commit to a contract extension despite his current deal expiring at the end of the season. It’s reported Spurs do have the option to extend his contract by a further 12 months.
Now, as reported by Nizaar Kinsella, should Conte leave Spurs, Tuchel would be ‘open to an offer’ from Chelsea’s city rivals.
Tuchel wouldn’t be the first, or probably last, former Chelsea boss to go onto manage Tottenham. Glenn Hoddle, Andre Villas-Boas, Jose Mourinho and now Conte have all swapped west London for north London at some point.
The German is still lauded by supporters at Stamford Bridge. His connection and affection with the fans was evident in his goodbye letter in the wake of his sacking.
In September 2022, he wrote: “This is one of the most difficult statements I have ever had to write – and it is one which I hoped I would not need to do for many years. I am devastated that my time at Chelsea has come to an end.
“This is a club where I felt at home, both professionally and personally. Thank you so much to all the staff, the players and the supporters for making me feel very welcome from the start.
“The pride and joy I felt at helping the team to win the Champions League and the Club World Cup will stay with me forever. I am honoured to have been a part of this club’s history and the memories of the last 19 months will always have a special place in my heart.”
Tuchel delivered for Chelsea and its fans, with three trophies – Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup – but was ultimately sacked. So if he did go to Spurs, nobody can begrudge him because, ultimately, it wasn’t his decision to leave Stamford Bridge.
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