[스포츠한국 김성수 기자] Tottenham Hotspur, to which Son Heung-min belongs, is targeting coach Thomas Tuchel, who has won the European Champions League (UCL). However, Tuchel’s interest appears to be with Spain’s top teams.
The German told Sky Sports on the 21st (Korea time), “The possibility of Tuchel going to Tottenham is growing, but there is another club that wants him. They are Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in Spanish La Liga.
Tuchel led Chelsea in the 2020-2021 season and won the UCL championship, and on top of that, he made his name known as a tactician through Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.
And Tottenham showed an interest in Tuhel, who was unemployed. Current Tottenham manager Antonio Conte’s contract runs until the end of the 2022-2023 season. If Tuhell comes to Tottenham, it is very likely that he will take the Tottenham baton from next season.
However, it appears that Tuchel’s ‘hopeful job’ is in Spain, not England. Sky Sports said, “Throughout the break, Tuhell is ready to take on a new challenge, but Tottenham are not the target. According to the information, Tuchel prefers to go to Spain and is only thinking of Real Madrid or Barcelona among them. He started learning Spanish in his spare time.”
The media predicted that Tuchel would want a bit more from Barcelona. The reason was that Tuchel greatly praised Pep Guardiola’s football philosophy during his time as Barcelona coach, and that Ousmane Dembele, Tuchel’s pupil from Dortmund, plays for Barcelona.