Former Chelsea boss would be open to a surprise return to Chelsea this summer

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Reports from Germany suggest Thomas Tuchel is open to a surprising comeback to Chelsea this summer, following the announcement that he will part ways with Bayern Munich at the season’s end after a tenure of less than two years.

Chelsea face uncertainty over Mauricio Pochettino’s future as the club’s manager, especially after fans demanded his dismissal during a 2-2 match against Brentford last Saturday.

SportBild reports that Tuchel, who is 50 years old, is keen on a return to the Premier League post-Bayern and is monitoring the situation at various clubs.

Initially eyeing Manchester United as a possible next step, Tuchel now believes Erik ten Hag is set to stay on for another season, shifting his focus.

Tuchel is reportedly willing to make a return to Chelsea in the summer if co-owner Todd Boehly is prepared to reconcile their past differences that led to Tuchel’s exit from Stamford Bridge in September 2022.

Tuchel had previously expressed his frustration after Boehly’s takeover, describing his relationship with the new Chelsea ownership as ‘intense’ just months before his dismissal.

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