Liverpool legend has urged Manchester United to take advantage of Chelsea FC’s situation and bid for their manager Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea are in crisis at the moment after their owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the government today, with the club now no longer able to make signings, sell merchandise, or even have fans buy tickets for games.
In his column with the Telegraph, Carragher stated that the uncertainty around the club might tempt the German to leave Stamford Bridge should he find a proper offer.
“Manchester United have been presented with the ideal opportunity to recruit the manager who should be their number one target: Thomas Tuchel.
“Tuchel, like everyone else at Stamford Bridge, will have no idea what the future holds at his current club. No one can offer him any assurances about how the squad will look at the start of next season given the club’s sale is on hold.
“No manager wants to be working amid such a background of uncertainty. If he gets the chance to leave for a club of United’s stature, he must take it.
“United can offer him the security and backing every top coach craves. Yes, it will seem a predatory move – taking advantage of Chelsea’s crisis – but from United and Tuchel’s perspective the more you consider it, the more of a no-brainer it is,” Carragher said.
United currently has Ralf Rangnick in place as interim manager until the end of the season and will be getting a new man in charge in the summer on a permanent basis.