Manchester United has been informed by Nick Candy, a potential Chelsea owner, that Thomas Tuchel can be ignored if his bid for the London club is successful.
The British property tycoon, who submitted a takeover offer of over £2billion through his Blue Football consortium last week, described Tuchel as a “brilliant human”He suggested that he would be keen to keep the German if the club becomes his new owner.
“Thomas Tuchel has done an incredible job at a very difficult time in the last few weeks,”Candy said. “He’s spoken brilliantly, behaved brilliantly and is a true gent.
“It’s one thing being a great manager, it’s a different thing being a great human being. But he’s proven that he’s not just a great manager but a brilliant human being.
“He’s got the respect of the media, he’s got the respect of the players, he’s got the respect of the fans, so all credit to him.”
Candy, who is a lifelong Chelsea fan, was one of a number of prospective buyers to lodge a takeover bid before Friday’s 9pm deadline. Raine Group – an American merchant bank charged with overseeing the club’s sale – will soon be whittling the offers down to four options before an eventually buyer is chosen, with Candy rumoured to be in with a good chance.
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Chelsea’s future is temporarily a mystery due to the British government’s sanctions on Roman Abramovich earlier in the month. This shattered hopes of a smooth transition.
Many pundits suggested over the last few days that Manchester United, who are looking for a new manager, should take advantage of Chelsea’s instability and poach Tuchel. However, the man insists he does not have the right to do so. “plenty of reasons to stay”Stamford Bridge, despite the off-field chaos