Tuchel has been regarded as one of the most sought-after coaches in European football ever since taking over Dortmund following Jurgen Klopp’s departure in 2015.
But he was given his marching orders this morning, despite winning the German Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend and leading the club to qualification for next season’s Champions League.
As the news broke that Tuchel was now unemployed and free to take up any other job he’s offered, it also emerged that Arsene Wenger has agreed a new two-year contract at the Emirates.
You can imagine the reaction from some Gooners:
— Aaron Shinnick (@AaronShinno) May 30, 2017
This is a travesty especially now that Tuchel is available
— DumelaSimba (@stev0100) May 30, 2017
Arsenal have got a long way to go at the moment, they're a long way behind. Tuchel just left Dortmund. WTF is going on?
— Timothy Elegbede (@SirTimmy_) May 30, 2017
So Spalletti, Tuchel and Luis Enrique are available. Yet Kroenke sticks with Wenger. #bbcsportsday
— Ash Williams (@A_Will83) May 30, 2017
As if Arsenal aren't going to try for Tuchel ??
— Liam King (@LiamKing93) May 30, 2017
— Mahmood Kojok (@mahmoodkjk) May 30, 2017
Tuchel gets sacked but Wenger and Kroenke reach agreement on a 2 year deal?
— Brutus. (@ItsLuvuyo) May 30, 2017
Tuchel is available and we're getting two more years of Wenger. Not happy but the closure is nice I suppose
— troy mcclure (@jordanszolopiak) May 30, 2017
Tuchel of Dortmund gets sacked
Ideal time for Arsenal to swoop in and get a young creative manager with new ideas
Wenger signs new deal! ?
— Cantona's Kick (@Burnhard72) May 30, 2017
Arsenal fans @ 12:00 pm : Tuchel is coming to arsenal!
Arsenal fans @ 1:00 pm : oh FFS
— jonathan cole (@jjcole180) May 30, 2017
You get the gist.
It’ll be interesting to see where Tuchel ends up next, but it seems very unlikely that he’ll be showing up in the home dugout at the Emirates.
What do you make of the situation?