Thomas Tuchel Reportedly Agrees PSG Contract Amid Arsenal, Chelsea Interest

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2018

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 27: Head coach Thomas Tuchel of Dortmund gestures during the DFB Cup final match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion on May 27, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel will reportedly succeed Unai Emery as Paris Saint-Germain boss this summer.

According to Bild (via the Mirror's Jack Rathborn), the German—who has also been linked with the top jobs at ChelseaArsenal and Sevillaagreed a two-year contract, with the option for a third year, at the Parc des Princes on Monday.               

Emery, 46, has been in charge at PSG since 2016 but has looked set for a summer departure ever since Real Madrid dumped his side out of the UEFA Champions League in early March for Les Parisiens' second consecutive last-16 exit.

The 44-year-old Tuchel, meanwhile, has been on a hiatus since he left BVB last May after a two-year tenure. 

Fourteen points clear of AS Monaco with six matches remaining, PSG are on the verge of regaining the Ligue 1 title under Emery this season, but it is clear the club owners are primarily eager to be competitive on the European stage.

Since Qatar Sports Investments took over PSG in 2011 and gave them the financial backing to become big players in European football, the team have failed to make it past the last eight in the Champions League.

The French giants reportedly also considered Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and ex-Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique to succeed Emery, per Goal's Ronan Murphy:   

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As PSG manager, Tuchel will have significantly more resources than he had at Dortmund and Mainz.

However, he will also be under huge pressure to succeed where previous managers have not and propel PSG to the semi-finals and final of the Champions League.