Manchester United have reportedly let Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel know that they’re keeping tabs on him.
This comes just six months after giving current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a three-year contract.
But French outlet Le10 Sport claimed that United are lining up Tuchel as their alternative option if the Norwegian fails to steer the club back to the top.
And these reports have now been echoed in L’Equipe, with the French newspaper saying that the Red Devils have even informed the German of their interest.
The newspaper then confirms Le10 Sport’s exclusive, and adds that “three teams around Europe have let him know they continue to follow him closely, among which are Bayern Munich and Manchester United.”
United failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League despite Solskjaer’s brilliant run when he first took charge of the club as caretaker manager.
However, bad form at the end of 2018/19 eventually saw them finish sixth in the Premier League.
Their Europa League campaign got off to a stuttering start too with Mason Greenwood’s strike being all that separated United from minnows Astana on Thursday night.
Tuchel, whose contract is up in 2021, is also a manager under pressure but for very different reasons.
He won the Ligue 1 title in his first season in charge of PSG and has won the Trophee des Champions – the French equivalent of the Community Shield – in 2018 and 2019.
However, the main target at PSG is Champions League glory and failure to deliver this crown has led to previous managers being shown the door including Unai Emery.
PSG were knocked out of last season’s competition by Manchester United in the last-16.
The French giants have made a fantastic start to their European campaign this season though, claiming a dominant 3-0 triumph over 13-times winners Real Madrid.
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