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Manchester United legend tells INEOS to appoint “big club” manager, he compares him to Jurgen Klopp



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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has stated the Red Devils should appoint Thomas Tuchel as their next head coach.

Tuchel, who is set to leave Bayern Munich this summer, is currently the bookies favourite to become the next United manager.

Having won three league titles and a Champions League in his career, Tuchel has spent time managing four of the biggest clubs in world football in; Bayern Munich, Chelsea, PSG and Borussia Dortmund.

His impressive pedigree and understanding of the game have allowed Tuchel to become Schmeichel’s top choice to succeed current United boss Erik ten Hag.

With the former United shot-stopper speculating on who could take the Old Trafford hot seat, Schmeichel admitted that he sees Tuchel as an ideal candidate.

“I like Thomas Tuchel,” Schmeichel told beIN SPORTS. “I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing him a couple of times and his football knowledge is fantastic.

“He’s been a little bit unlucky with being at two big football clubs at the wrong time of their history, at times where things weren’t working on every level.

“It’s not that he didn’t do well Chelsea, for instance. I mean, he won the Champions League, didn’t he! I just like him, there’s something about him. He projects an authority.

Continuing to praise Tuchel further, Schmeichel stated that he sees the German head coach as a “big-club manager.” Additionally, Schmeichel stated that he sees similarities between Tuchel and his fellow countryman Jurgen Klopp.

“Never compare people, but he’s got the same kind of thing that [Jurgen] Klopp has,” Added Schmeichel. “You know he’s the boss and you know what he’s doing.

“If Manchester United were in the market for a manager then he should be somebody mentioned in that respect. He should be.

“He has that kind of pedigree, he’s got the authority, he’s proven he can win which I think is really important.

“He doesn’t come with a set system, ‘This is how our football is being played’… yeah, of course, he’s a big-club manager, isn’t he?”

“Klopp would be fantastic for Man United as well. I’m not saying that he [Klopp] should be manager! I’m just saying that’s the category of manager that Manchester United should have were they to be in the market for a manager.”