Former Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel is open to becoming England’s next manager if Gareth Southgate walks away from his position, according to reports.
Three Lions’ captain, Harry Kane scored a penalty and missed a second in a 2-1 loss to reigning champions, France, which prevented England from reaching successive World Cup semi-finals for the first time in their history.
Southgate had said he wanted time to “reflect on the tournament” before deciding whether to continue, with his contract running till after Euro 2024.
The Sun claims that Tuchel ‘wants the England job’ if Southgate decides he wants to walk away with the former Chelsea boss back in Germany waiting for the right opportunity.
It is understood Tuchel “would love to make a swift return to England as boss of the Three Lions” after seeing “first-hand all the young talent at the country’s disposal”.
The report adds that the Football Association are still “desperate” to see Southgate stay on as manager and that they “would prefer to appoint a candidate from the British Isles” if he did leave.
Report also says Chelsea’s Graham Potter, Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers and Newcastle United’s Eddie Howe “would all be in the frame” if Southgate decided he needed a new challenge.
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Tony Okerafor