There have been many comments about the possibility of the old Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel taking over from Arsene Wenger when he finally leaves Arsenal, so today I am going to give you the whole of the original story published in the German Kicker. Some of the translation is a bit dodgy so I have tried to clean it up a little….
Bayern refusal: Tuchel changes to Arsenal
Tuchel was being tipped as the successor to Jupp Heynckes, but after kicker information it is leaning Thomas Tuchel towards London. He is to inherit from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
Thomas Tuchel left Dortmund in May 2017 as a cup winner. Since then, the 44-year-old has plunged slightly from the football stage and took a lot of time looking for his next task. Again and again he had been tipped as successor to Jupp Heynckes at Bayern.
However, last Friday Tuchel told FCB officials that he did not want to be the new coach of the German Bundesliga champions. He had decided on a club abroad and already signed there. A trace led also to Paris, with the responsible persons of PSG talking to Tuchel, it was said by insiders.
But Tuchel’s new employer is based in the Premier League and is called – said the kicker from England – Arsenal. There, the German football teacher will follow Arsene Wenger (68), who has been working as a team manager for the Gunners since 1996, and also meet Sven Mislintat (45).
Mislintat works for the Londoners since December 1, 2017 as Chef Scout, he had left his previous club Borussia Dortmund, because there had been trouble with the former head coach Tuchel. Mislintat has assured the Arsenal management that he will always submit to club interests and will always do his work loyally.
In London, this marks the end of an extraordinary era: under the direction of now 68-year-old Wenger, Arsenal won the FA Cup seven times, three times English championship – 2004 with goalkeeper Jens Lehmann unbeaten! But the days of the Frenchman have been counted for some time, waiting for a major title has outshone the once golden era.
Also in the current season, the Gunners are lagging behind the concert of the greats, to which they once belonged. The Champion will be Pep Guardiola with Manchester City, the League Cup final also went astray against Man City and Arsenal’s FA Cup run was ended early by second division Nottingham Forest. To cap it all, Arsenal had to settle for the Europa League after almost two decades in the Champions League. At least there, the title is still possible, which would give the Gunners Champions League qualification. The chances of reaching it via the league is already hopeless in view of 13 points behind fourth place .
Wenger’s contract is dated until July 2019. Nevertheless, after almost 22 years, this summer it will be prematurely over.
Karlheinz Wild / mkr
So there it is in full. They seem pretty certain that they are reporting the facts and it is a very long story if it is only a rumour. So what do you think of that?