World-class coaches are rare to come by in the world of football. With clubs usually lining up for them years in advance, it is difficult to find such coaches without a club.
However, Thomas Tuchel is yet to find a new venture after he departed from Chelsea earlier this season.
Given his record for building great projects from scratch and even winning the UEFA Champions League, it is clear that many clubs will pursue his services in the windows to come.
According to reports from BILD (h/t MadridXtra), Tuchel is attracted by the prospects of managing the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus in the near future and sees them as an option as early as 2023.
While the Catalans do feature on his list, it would seem improbable that Tuchel takes over the project at Barcelona anytime soon. Not only Joan Laporta but the players and fans are strong believers in Xavi Hernandez’s project.
While the manager has not seen much success in UCL yet, there is no doubt that the team has grown leaps and bounds under his tutelage.
The German manager is indeed one who could take up Barcelona’s project in the distant future, for his ideologies would help the Catalan rebuild flourish. However, it would be foolish to expect a manager of his quality to be free until such a time.
Chelsea won 35 of their 63 Premier League games under Tuchel, losing only 11 in the process. However, they did not really challenge for the title as fans would have hoped.
Since his sacking, the London-based side have been on a downward exponential with Graham Potter struggling to stop the bleeding. Only time will tell if Chelsea stand to regret their decision.