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Thomas Tuchel sends Man United hint ahead of Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich



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Thomas Tuchel has sent Manchester United a hint amid links to the managerial job at Old Trafford before his Champions League semi-final clash with Bayern Munich

Tuchel, 50, is preparing his team to face Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final. The winner will face Borussia Dortmund in the final of the Champions League at Wembley.

The German manager will be leaving the Bundesliga champions at the end of the season, and he has been heavily linked with the Old Trafford job.

Erik ten Hag’s future remains in doubt, and if the Dutchman does leave, it has been well-reported that Tuchel is on INEOS‘ list of potential replacements.

The 50-year-old spent 17 months at Chelsea in the Premier League between January 2021 and September 2022. He won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup with The Blues.

However, his dismissal came after a change in ownership at Stamford Bridge, and he moved to Bayern Munich in March 2023.

Tuchel is reportedly open to the United move and suggested similar when speaking to media ahead of the visit to the Santiago Bernabéu.

Tuchel’s hint for United

When asked about being linked with United, Tuchel told TNT Sports: “I’d rather not answer, but it is no secret that I loved it at Chelsea.

“I loved it in England and I loved it in the Premier League for sure, it was a very, very special time and I remember it very well.”

While the manager ‘loved’ his time in England, there have been recent suggestions that Bayern will try and convince him to stay at the club after difficulties convincing other managers to take over.

“It’s very, very, very unlikely that it’s at Bayern [next season],” Tuchel clarified. “I have to say, because we have an agreement, there is at the moment no reason to doubt this agreement.

“We took this position, the initiative came from the club, and so it is and I’m fine with it. I don’t need it for the extra percentage of competitiveness because I’m always up for a win, I’m always thinking how to improve the squad or how to improve myself in coaching.

“We go all in. Does it have an influence on where I am next season? Maybe not, maybe I’m on holiday no matter what, let’s see, let’s see.”