Thomas Tuchel rules himself from Man United job as board drag heels on Erik ten Hag's future as manager

Thomas Tuchel rules himself from Man United job with betting odds axed as board drag heels on Erik ten Hag’s

Former Chelsea head coach, Thomas Tuchel has reportedly ruled himself from the running to take over at Man United this summer amid the continued uncertain future of current manager, Erik ten Hag – following preliminary talks with the club last week.

Tuchel, who landed a stunning UEFA Champions League victory with Chelsea during his time at the London club, is set to depart Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich this summer – following a semi final exit to Real Madrid in the same competition, as well as a disappointing domestic campaign.

Thomas Tuchel remains betting favorite to land Man United post this summer after UEFA Champions League exit

Thomas Tuchel eliminates himself from Man United job running

And sat behind another former Chelsea boss, Mauricio Pochettino in the betting race to land the Man United job, despite Tuchel’s removal from the sprint to become the new manager, fans and punters can still bet on the future of the position at Old Trafford, with a scatter symbol on offer to fans of the Razor Shark slot – as well as multiple wild card wins and prizes. 

Holding preliminary talks with the INEOS-backed side last month, reports today on social media revealed Tuchel plans to take the summer off from football management following his spell with Munich, with the German coach thus eliminating himself from the race to take over.

With United set to make a definitive decision on the future of ten Hag as early as next week – as the fiasco over the Dutchman’s reign continues to rumble on, Man United enjoyed a fruitful end to their domestic campaign last month, lifting the FA Cup against rivals, Man City

Lifting the FA Cup for the first time since the reign of another Dutch coach, Louis van Gaal, goals from academy stars, Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo guided Man United to a 2-1 win at Wembley – with Belgian winger, Jeremy Doku scoring what transpired to be a consolation for Pep Guardiola’s side. 

And commenting on the future of ten Hag, the previously mentioned, van Gaal praised the former Ajax coach’s performance as manager, while insisting he could likely have done better – and should be afforded more time, as he should have himself.

“Of course [Erik ten Hag should not be sacked],” Louis van Gaal told Sky Sports. “But I needed also more time at Manchester United. I also won the FA Cup and before me for 20 years [no other manager] has got the FA Cup [at Man United].”

“Now, Erik is winning the FA Cup and also first year qualifying for the Champions League so I don’t think you have to sack him,” van Gaal explained. “He needs more time but I can also be more critical. He has not done it fantastically – you can give criticizm – but he has also shown he is a good manager.” 

Expected to enjoy a busy period in the summer transfer window, United are reportedly exploring early deals for Eventon center half, Jarad Brantwaithe, as well as Crystal Palace winger, Michael Olise – with the Frenchman also on the radar of the above-mentioned, Chelsea, who themselves appointed former Italian midfielder, Enzo Maresca to replace Pochettino earlier this month.

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