Tuchel reveals why he didn’t replace Wenger at Arsenal

first_img“I don’t know if I was ever meant to be his successor or not. I didn’t think about it because there was no question in the situation I was.”Tuchel, 44, has signed a two-year deal with the Parisian club and will take charge of the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Gianluigi Buffon next season.While he did not replace Wenger in the dugout at Arsenal, Tuchel does feel as though the former Gunners boss is not yet finished in football management.“He will keep on coaching,” Tuchel added. NEW ERA How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tuchel’s tactical approach at Borussia Dortmund always saw him linked as a potential successor to Wenger in north London, but the Frenchman’s announcement came on 20 April by which time Tuchel had already been lined up to take charge of PSG, replacing Unai Emery – the man who would then succeed Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.Ahead of the International Champions Cup clash between PSG and Arsenal in Singapore on Saturday, the German said he was already committed to the Ligue 1 champions.“To be honest I made my decision before Arsene Wenger made his decision,” he said at a pre-match press conference.“I never got in touch and I made the decision to move to Paris before Wenger took the decision to resign. who plays? Tuchel takes charge of a PSG training session ahead of the match against Arsenal Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes ALTERED possible standings Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal Wenger was given a heroes farewell in his last game in charge of Arsenal – a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 highlights Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has dismissed suggestions he was in the running to replacing Arsene Wenger as the new Arsenal manager.Wenger announced he was leaving the Gunners at the end of last season after almost 22 years in charge of the club. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 2 possible xi “It isn’t my right to talk about him but I imagine it must be a strange feeling not to manage the shirts from Arsenal because he was more than just a coach.“He was Arsenal, he is a gentleman, one of the biggest coaches in the world and somewhere I have the feeling he isn’t finished yet.“I have the biggest respect for him, he built a club that is famously known for its style of football, he is like an idol and a role model for every coach – especially for me.”last_img

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