Manchester United are searching for their next permanent manager at the moment. They brought in Ralf Rangnick as the interim manager of the club after showing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the door earlier in the season. But it is safe to say that the German has not had the impact that they would have been hoping for. After being knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16, the Red Devils are almost certain to finish trophyless, for the fifth straight time.
Thus, the situation is far from ideal for Manchester United and they are expected to bring in a new manager in the summer, and start another rebuild.
The names of Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag have dominated the rumour mill for the most part but now, Thomas Tuchel is being linked with the Manchester United job, amidst the uncertainty surrounding Chelsea, with the club up for sale.
Tuchel has decided to respond to the speculation while speaking in a press conference. As reported by Manchester Evening News, the Chelsea manager said:
"“No reaction at all. Do you feel me less committed to the club or less involved in the club in my situation?“I think absolutely not, I love to be here and I love to work for Chelsea.“This club has everything it needs to make me happy and that’s why it’s no need and we have plenty of reasons to stay in the moment here and that’s what we’re doing.”"
Tuchel responds to rumours linking him with the Manchester United job
Tuchel has always maintained that he loves managing for Chelsea and he has enjoyed tremendous success there despite being at the club for only a little over a year now.
He has delivered the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup at Chelsea, and has also taken The Blues to the FA Cup and the League Cup final. That is absolutely incredible considering how badly they were struggling under the management of Frank Lampard before Tuchel arrived.
Thus, if Manchester United were able to appoint Tuchel as their next manager, it would be a massive coup for them. But at this point of time, it does not look like the German is looking to leave Chelsea. Things can change very quickly in football though.