The men who would be king
His availability, having left Dortmund in May, makes him an extremely attractive option. But Tuchel is maybe not the ‘company man’ the Bayern board seek after his spectacular falling out with the hierarchy at BVB.
The 30-yearold was always forecast to take over from Ancelotti next summer or in 2019 but this process may need to be accelerated. A major issue is his lack of experience coaching in the Champions League.
Bayern will have to wait until after the World Cup – meaning Sagnol will stay as caretaker – but the Germany boss is keen on a club role. How realistic that is after 13 years in international football remains to be seen.