Gary Neville now shares if he wants Thomas Tuchel to be the next Manchester United manager

Gary Neville revealed he would welcome Thomas Tuchel at Manchester United if he left his post at Chelsea.

Speaking on his own Instagram last night, Neville addressed the hypothetical scenario provided by his Sky Sports co-worker, Jamie Carragher.

Why is Tuchel to United even being discussed?

Carragher certainly stirred the pot on Sunday, when he suggested that United might consider making a move for Tuchel amidst all the doubt hanging over Stamford Bridge right now.

Ralf Rangnick will almost certainly be replaced by a more permanent solution over the summer, with the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag mentioned as possible candidates.

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However, the Old Trafford hierarchy may redirect their search closer to home, as they await to see how the situation at Chelsea unfolds.

Following the UK government’s sanctions of Roman Abramovich, the whole atmosphere around the club has taken a nasty turn.

Nobody can for certain predict what the business will look like in a few weeks, let alone by the end of the season.

A new owner needs to be installed before the 31st of May, otherwise, the Blues could reportedly enter into administration.

This previously unfathomable condition could make many consider their jobs.

None more so than Tuchel, who is used to being right at the very summit of the sport, not at the foot of the mountain.

If the Red Devils came calling, would the opportunity to climb back up to the peak be too hard to resist?

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Tuchel to Old Trafford?

For some United supporters, the thought of collecting Chelsea’s coach is an extremely enticing one.

“You couldn’t say no, could you?” said Neville about possibly transferring Tuchel over to the Theatre of Dreams.

“I’m not sure he’ll leave Chelsea. But the most certain I would say at the moment with the fact he has recent success – Champions League, World Club Championship.

“I would be happy with him. He’s done brilliantly these last few weeks handling difficult questions.”

These difficult questions have pretty much all been about the sorry state of Chelsea as a whole.

Those inquiries might soon shift more prominently to ones about his future in the dugout.

He recently reassured fans of the European champions he would remain on board for the rest of the campaign.

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But supporters know how quickly mindsets can change, especially in the German’s line of work.

Mustering up happy thoughts is certainly not easy right now…

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.