‘Analyzing for years’ – Thomas Tuchel’s stance on taking over at Barcelona revealed

An insight into the stance of Thomas Tuchel regarding the possibility of taking up the managerial reins at La Liga giants Barcelona has been provided this evening.

As much, of course, comes owing to a fresh media frenzy surrounding Tuchel’s future.

Amid a dismal run of results under his guidance in Bavaria, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday announced that the decision has been made to part ways with the club’s head coach in the summer:

‘FC Bayern Munich and head coach Thomas Tuchel have jointly decided to end their working relationship, which was originally set to run until 30 June 2025, on 30 June 2024. This is the outcome of a constructive discussion between CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen and Thomas Tuchel,’ the German powerhouse confirmed in a statement.

This means that Tuchel will be free for the taking with a view to next season, no doubt desperate to restore his reputation after what marked an altogether underwhelming spell back in his home country.

And one club who could yet afford the ex-Chelsea boss the opportunity of precisely that comes in the form of the aforementioned Barcelona.

Like Bayern, Barca have already made public their plans to appoint a new manager this coming summer.

And president Joan Laporta is understood to be particularly keen to land a German, meaning Tuchel, like former Die Mannschaft boss Hansi Flick, could well fit the bill.

How, though, does Tuchel himself view the prospect of replacing Xavi in Catalunya’s capital?

As alluded to above, on Wednesday, an insight into precisely that has been provided.

The info comes courtesy of German football expert Florian Plettenberg, who has confirmed that the 50-year-old is ‘very open’ to linking up with Barcelona.

In fact, for several years now, Tuchel is said to have been ‘analyzing’ the famed Blaugrana DNA, as well as the club’s talent production line, La Masia.

As much has left a lasting impression on the tactician, who has become a huge ‘fan’ of both Spanish football and, above all, Barcelona.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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