Tuchel makes decision to replace Southgate as England manager


Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed interest in managing England if head coach Gareth Southgate steps down following the Three Lions’ departure from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

According to The Sun, Tuchel, who is currently jobless after being sacked by Chelsea in September, would be interested in taking the England job if Southgate pulls out.

England’s World Cup hopes were dashed over the weekend when the Southgate side were beaten 2-1 by France in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, Southgate sparked speculation about his own future by insisting after his team’s World Cup elimination that he is unsure if he wants to continue as England manager.

However, the report added that the Football Association (FA) would prefer to name a British manager as Southgate’s successor, which puts Graham Potter, Eddie Howe and Brendan Rodgers in the draw.

Asked by The Hindu Times if he had considered managing a national team, Tuchel said last month: “Yes, why not? He would, he would. I didn’t give it too much importance until now.

“But I would consider if it’s the right team and if it has the potential to win trophies like the World Cup and Euros.”


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