Newcastle United named as a ‘likely destination’ for former Chelsea manager

There were some interesting comments made by a former Premier League striker.

Newcastle United have been suggested as a possible option for former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

The German boss parted company with the Blues in the aftermath of their recent Champions League group stage defeat against Dinamo Zagreb after spending 20 months in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel led the Blues to only their second Champions League Final win within five months of taking charge and also landed the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup during his first and only full season with the club.

There were also two FA Cup Final defeats and a loss in the Carabao Cup Final last season as the former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss came close to landing more silverware.

However, after guiding Chelsea through a difficult period following a decision to place sanctions on former owner Roman Abramovich and remaining in control after a Todd Boehly-led consortium completed a lucrative takeover of the club, Tuchel departed just six games into the Premier League season.

His thoughts will now turn towards his next job in management and former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore believes Newcastle are one of three Premier League clubs that be of interest to Tuchel.

Speaking in the Sunday People, he said: “I don’t see him automatically getting one of the big European jobs any time soon.

“Maybe in Italy, a Juventus or one of the Milan clubs might be looking to make a change during the World Cup and they will be interested.”

“But he can’t hang around too long for fear of becoming yesterday’s man and I wonder if his most likely destination will be one of our B+ clubs, such as Newcastle, West Ham or Aston Villa.”

“Eddie Howe, David Moyes and Steven Gerrard could well be the ones looking over their shoulders and their clubs could afford to pay Tuchel £8million-£10million-a-year. The fact they could all offer a long-term project as well might tick boxes for him because the pressure wouldn’t be what it has been at Chelsea.

“Time will tell, but don’t be surprised if we see him again sometime soon.”