Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick is likely to leave his managerial duties at the end of the season and that will pave the way for the club to recruit a permanent boss.
Although several names have been linked with taking the Old Trafford hot seat, including PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, another name has entered the fray in recent times.
Following the UK Government’s recent decision to sanction Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich due to Russia’s military aggression towards Ukraine, the London-based club now finds itself in an unprecedented position.
With massive amounts of uncertainty surrounding what Abramovich’s sanction could mean for the club, as well as their employees, pundits have been quick to link manager Thomas Tuchel will a shock departure.
The latest big-name to weigh in on the possibility of the German, who guided the Blues to their second Champions League trophy last season, has been former Liverpool and Spurs striker Peter Crouch.
Speaking to BT Sport, as quoted by MEN, the retired attacker said: “From a player’s point of view, we get on with the football side of it. It was a real difficult time (being at Portsmouth during their financial troubles) for all concerned.
“If that happens at Chelsea, with Thomas Tuchel, if he’s unsettled, he’s a top, top manager, and someone like Manchester United sense he’s unsettled and then he leaves, then you’ve got a real problem.”