Thomas Tuchel, the German coach who was sacked from Chelsea in early September, has his eyes set on Real Madrid. According to SPORT BILD, Tuchel has used his time off to learn Spanish in preparation for the opportunity to coach the Spanish giants. Tuchel is also being considered by other top clubs such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Juventus, but Real Madrid seems to be his top preference.
Currently, Real Madrid’s bench is occupied by Carlo Ancelotti, who is facing the possibility of leaving the club in the summer. Ancelotti has been in contact with the Brazilian association, which could open the door for Tuchel to take over as Real Madrid’s head coach. Although Ancelotti has been a strong coach for the Royals, he is trailing long-time rival Barcelona in the league by nine points.
The Clásico against Barcelona on Sunday will be a crucial moment for Ancelotti and his team. So far this season, Real Madrid has been dominant in the Champions League, but their performance in the league has been lackluster. As such, Sunday’s game could be a deciding factor in Ancelotti’s future at the club.
In contrast, Tuchel has been keeping busy learning Spanish and preparing for a new challenge. If Ancelotti does leave Real Madrid, the German coach would be a strong candidate to take over. It remains to be seen whether Tuchel will land such a high-profile coaching position, but given his past success in various clubs, his name is definitely among the top of the list of potential candidates.