Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel linked with Manchester United

Manchester United had handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the gig just six months ago.

Now they have reportedly identified Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as a potential successor.

Despite having penned a long-term contract earlier this year, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to prove that he can move United closer to the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League table. The Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho last season, and has done relatively well at Manchester United, but has struggled this season.

The former United caretaker manager instantly made a positive impact on the team, with the club winning 14 out of 19 games in all competitions. It saw Solskjaer get the board’s backing, with his appointment eventually made permanent in March.

The treble winner was handed a three-year contract by Manchester United and a chance to help one of Europe’s biggest clubs find their way back. However, ever since his appointment was made permanent, results started to drop and the team has found it difficult to hold onto the winning position.

French news outlet Le10 Sport reports, that the Old Trafford side have eyes on Paris Saint-Germain’s coach Thomas Tuchel and the former Borussia Dortmund manager’s resume speaks highly about him and the job profile could really suit the German. His position at PSG is under scrutiny and his job is not fully secured.

The report also states that the French since need to have a near-perfect season meaning not only winning domestic competitions but also going to the final stages in the Champions League, or else Thomas Tuchel position is in jeopardy. They have been knocked out thrice in last three years in the Round of 16 despite boasting attacking talent like Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani.

The Red Devils will not tolerate anything less than Champions League football for United next season and Solskjaer faces an uphill battle after an underwhelming beginning to the season for his side.

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