German newspaper Bild are reporting this evening that Arsenal have made an approach to Thomas Tuchel to take over from Arsene Wenger next season.
In news that we would take with a fairly hefty pinch of salt, they link the Borussia Dortmund manager with the Emirates job as speculation over the Frenchman’s job intensifies.
Speaking after the 3-1 defeat to West Brom, the 67 year old seemed to indicate he’d made his mind up about what he’d do when his contract expires in June.
“I know what I will do in my future,” he said. “You will soon know, very soon.”
“You will see. Today I don’t necessarily worry about that, because we were in a unique bad patch that we never had in 20 years.
“We lose game after game at the moment, and that for me is much more important than my future.”
43 year old Tuchel has been in charge of Dortmund since 2015, having spent five years at Mainz.
Bild also tends to be a bit ‘red top’ and the Arsenal board are a lot rubbish, so it’d be wise not to view this as gospel, but he is surely one of the candidates to replace Wenger if he decides not to renew this summer.
One to keep an eye on anyway.