‘Ideal opportunity’: Jamie Carragher urges Manchester United to go for Chelsea man now


Jamie Carragher has suggested Manchester United try exploit the current uncertainty around Chelsea to prize away their manager Thomas Tuchel.

Pundit Carragher thinks Man Untied should try bring the 48-year-old coach to Old Trafford.

With Man United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick only in charge until the end of this campaign, they’ll need to find a permanent manager ahead of next season.

Carragher claims they should try get Tuchel, who’s currently in charge of a club in Chelsea that are facing real uncertainty off the pitch.

“Manchester United have been presented with the ideal opportunity to recruit the manager who should be their number one target: Thomas Tuchel,” Carragher wrote.

“Given the events at Chelsea, United’s decision to wait until the end of the season presents them with a choice no-one could have foreseen. One of the best managers in the world – the current Fifa coach of the year – must be top of their list.

“Tuchel, like everyone else at Stamford Bridge, will have no idea what the future holds at his current club. No-one can offer him any assurances about how the squad will look at the start of next season given the club’s sale is on hold. No manager wants to be working amid such a background of uncertainty. If he gets the chance to leave for a club of United’s stature, he must take it.”

The Thursday morning news is still being digested that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government, which means his assets have been frozen.

As a result, a special licence has been put in place to allow the Blues to continue playing and paying wages. However, they’ve temporarily banned the club from transfers, which includes allowing contract extensions to players out of contract this summer.

Abramovich can still sell Chelsea under supervision from the government, but wouldn’t make any cash from the sale.

Chelsea must keep Tuchel

Of course, so many questions are being asked regarding whether or not the club can get new ownership in to get them out of these firm restrictions under Abramovich regime.

There is no doubt that they can’t allow Tuchel to leave, though.

The German manager has been the best thing to happen to the club in the last few years, something that’s highlighted by the fact he’s already won the Champions League and Club World Cup during a year in charge.