The thought of Thomas Tuchel taking over at Arsenal is already diving fans before Arsene Wenger has even stepped down.
The question of who should replace Wenger if does leave at the end of his contract this summer is a hugely contentious one after 21 years of the Frenchman’s reign in north London.
And Borussia Dortmund manager Tuchel is widely thought to be one of the main names in the frame to succeed Le Professeur.
The obvious problem with the German is that he’s never won anything.
Arsenal’s run without a league title is likely to stretch to 13 years this May, so many supporters would like the new man in charge to boast a more impressive CV than Tuchel.
However, before they become too alarmed, BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has suggested that there is no chance of his manager leaving for the Emirates anyway.
Reflecting on the rumours, he said, per the Sun:
“It is a fact that nobody from Arsenal called us. We’re taking about completely fictional stuff here.”
Tuchel is still under contract at the Westfalenstadion for another year, but this has been a fairly underwhelming campaign.
Dortmund are 15 points behind league leaders Bayern Munich, and in recent weeks, their games have been marred by crowd trouble, forcing the closure of their famous ‘Yellow Wall’ for their next home match.
They have never really been in a title race that’s primarily been contested by Bayern and RB Leipzig, so Arsenal may want to think very carefully before they approach Tuchel – or they could be in for more years of frustration.