Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is allegedly the main contender for the vacant managerial role for Premier League side Everton as they look for a new replacement following the sacking of manager Ronald Koeman and temporary recruitment of U23 coach David Unsworth.
The Everton board sacked the Dutch manager after a disastrous 5-2 defeat against Arsenal a week ago which have put them now in the relegation zone in the league as the Toffees just figured out two wins in nine league matches, losing five.
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright after the sacking gave the temporary role to the u23 boss of the club David Unsworth and as per reports, the veteran Chairman wants the former Everton man to be given the permanent role of the club for this season.
However, owner Farhad Moshiri in understood to be not impressed by such idea and is expected to incline toward a successor who has a superior top flight understanding of football. Thus he has reportedly given Unsworth just charge till the next international break which is just two weeks away.
And now as per reports, the Merseyside club is holding talks with the former Dortmund boss and could appoint him in the coming weeks. The German manager, however, also earlier linked with a move to Bayern Munich but it did not materialise.
Tuchel hasn’t worked since leaving his post at Dortmund toward the end of last season who was sacked because of a rift with board members despite winning club’s first trophy in five seasons, winning the DFB Pokal cup against Eintracht Frankfurt in the last season.
Although, Tuchel isn’t the only manager to have been connected with the Everton opportunity as former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti, and former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, now at Hebei China Fortune in Chinese group also believed to be in competition for the role.