Man Utd ‘add new name to manager shortlist’ in case trigger has to be pulled on Ten Hag | Football | Sport

Ten Hag took over at United in the summer of 2022 and guided his side to Carabao Cup glory and a third-place Premier League finish during his maiden season at the club. But this campaign has been a dismal one for United and they already find themselves 16 points behind league leaders Liverpool and 11 points adrift of fourth-place Aston Villa.

United, who have won just one of their last six Premier League matches, have scored a measly 24 goals in the top-flight and incredibly have a negative goal difference after shipping 29 strikes. In December, the Red Devils also finished bottom of their Champions League group as they were knocked out of Europe without even having the chance to drop into the Europa League.

Ten Hag will be living on borrowed time if he can’t find a level of consistency from his team in the coming weeks. And the north west giants will be desperate to get their next appointment right if they do decide the Dutchman is not the answer.

According to The Telegraph, Tuchel would be among United’s targets if he leaves Bayern Munich. And the German would be keen on a return to England after leading Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2021 and Club World Cup success in 2022.

Tuchel was appointed Blues boss in January 2021 following an 18-month spell in charge of Paris Saint-Germain and won the European title less than four months after arriving in the capital. He was a popular figure among Chelsea supporters but was surprisingly relieved of his duties less than a month into the last campaign following a slow start to the season.

The 50-year-old then took charge of Bayern Munich last March and led the team to the Bundesliga title. But Bayern are two points behind league leaders Bayer Leverkusen this time around and face the prospect of missing out on the title for the first time since 2012.

And Tuchel is said to be facing a battle to keep his job at the Allianz Arena following comments he made in the aftermath of his team’s 1-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen last weekend as he told reporters he was “tired of saying that we’re training well, nobody believes that anymore.”

According to Bild, Tuchel’s comments haven’t gone down well and he now needs to prove himself worthy of remaining in charge of the team.

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