Arsenal’s next manager will not be Thomas Tuchel, according to French television station Canal+. Reportedly, the former Dortmund and Mainz boss has agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain to join the Parisians this summer.
The 44-year-old was linked with a plethora of clubs around Europe, including Bayern Munich and Chelsea, however looks set to succeed Unai Emery.
Arsenal’s Next Manager Will Not be Tuchel
According to the report, PSG will wait until the season’s end to make the announcement, out of respect for Emery. The current PSG manager failed to win Ligue 1 last season, and has yet to make the expected impact on the Champions League that the owners expected.
Tuchel has found success in the past at both Mainz and Dortmund. He lead Mainz to Bundesliga survival in all of his five season at the club. Thomas Tuchel also helped the team to two Europa League campaigns.
However, after moving to the Schwarzgelben, Tuchel captured the DFB Pokal, his first and only major honor.
Previous speculation held that the German was on the shortlist for Arsenal’s next manager. This is despite a very publicized bust-up between Thomas Tuchel and the Gunners’ new Head of Recruitment, Sven Mislintat while the duo served Borussia Dortmund.
Another figure on that list is Luis Enrique, who also sat out a full year after leaving his appointment in 2017. Enrique previous managed Barcelona, where he worked with another new Arsenal executive, Raul Sanllehi.
This newest report will no doubt bolster speculation of the possibility of Enrique joining Arsenal, as opposed to Chelsea. The two London clubs are thought to be front-runners to sign up the manager.
Arsène Wenger, meanwhile, is also linked with PSG. However, the Frenchman is rumored to have been offered the role of Director of Football with the Parisians. Sort of ironic as Wenger doesn’t really know what that role entails. So he says, anyway.
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