Ex-Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has reportedly agreed a deal to take-over from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, according to reports coming from Germany via The Metro. Tuchel, as we’ll know, has been out of a job since he was fired by Dortmund last May and report had it that even Bayern Munich are considering luring him as Jupp Heynckes’ successor.
However, it’s believed that the 44-year-old German informed the Bundesliga champions that he’s planning on managing in a different country and it appears he is set for a move to the Premier League. German news outlet Kicker suggests Tuchel has already signed a contract to replace Wenger, with the Frenchman set to leave Arsenal at the end of the 2017/18 season.
It’s claimed via the report that Tuchel will follow Sven Mislintat to Arsenal despite the duo falling out during their time at the Westfalenstadion. Mislintat, who joined Arsenal as the club head of recruitment last year, was banned from Dortmund’s training ground by Tuchel.
“I would probably never have thought of engaging with other clubs.
“The ban initiated by the former coach to enter the training ground and instruct me to stay away from the inner circle of players, the staff, and many friends with whom I have worked closely for years has greatly influenced my thinking.
“I’ve had offers in the years before, but never really thought about changing. ‘I was born and raised here, I’ve been working for the club since 2006 and I’m a Borussian through and through.”
Arsene Wenger had also played down speculation that he is set to leave the Emirates outfit following his side’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.
“I am just amazed that I have to always answer things that are exactly the same,’ he said.
“I am here for 21 years, I turned the whole world down to respect my contracts. So I am still amazed that I still have to answer these types of questions.
“My position is my position. Honestly, that’s the last worry I have at the moment. My worry is to focus, to get the team ready for tomorrow’s game.
“My job is to focus on performing and my job is to perform. It’s for other people to judge me, it isn’t for me to evaluate that.”