Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel has turned down the chance to become Bayern Munich coach next season after telling the Bavarian giants he wants to manage abroad next season.
German publication Bild is reporting that Thomas Tuchel, Bayern’s number one target for the head coach role next season has turned down the job offer, instead concentrating on landing a job in another top European League.
Bayern, who are currently managed by interim head coach Jupp Heynckes have been searching for a new long-term manager since the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti earlier this season. They had hoped Tuchel would agree to the move but have now been left shocked at the latest developments.
Tuchel has recently been linked with Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea who will both most likely be managerless by the end of the season. It expected Arsene Wenger will be ending his long rein in charge of Arsenal this summer and Antonio Conte is expected to get the sack at Stamford Bridge after a poor season.
At only 44-years of age, Tuchel is one of the youngest and most talented managers in world football. He took over from Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund in 2015 enjoying two successful seasons at the Signal Iduna Park. In his first season, he managed to finish second in the Bundesliga then winning the German Cup in his second season in charge.
He decided to quit his job at Dortmund after winning the German Cup siting issues with the Dortmund board as the main reason.
The news that he has turned Bayern’s offer surely means a big club has already lined up Tuchel to take over next season. Whether it is Arsenal or Chelsea we will have to wait and see.