Why Thomas Tuchel’s Potential Move to Bayern Munich Could Impact Harry Kane’s Future at Tottenham and Man United
Why Thomas Tuchel’s departure from Bayern Munich is bad news for Tottenham and Manchester United in terms of Harry Kane’s future
Harry Kane’s future is uncertain, and changes in the football world could still have an impact on the striker.
Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been linked with the position of Tottenham Hotspur manager if Antonio Conte leaves the club in the coming weeks or months. As his contract with the Lilywhites expires, the head coach is under increasing pressure.
Conte’s recent outburst following a draw with Southampton has only fueled speculation about his dismissal as the north London club prepares to move forward. Tuchel is one of several names linked to the potentially vacant position, but the pairing now appears unlikely.
According to reports on Thursday night, the German coach is set to take over Bayern Munich after the Bundesliga champions fired Julian Nagelsmann in an unexpected move. That would lead many to believe that the Tuchel-Spurs saga was over, but that may not be the case.
Rather, the former Chelsea man could have a big say in Harry Kane’s future, who has a difficult few months ahead of him. The England captain has just over a year left on his contract with the club, and he wants to add more trophies to his collection before retiring.
Kane was linked with a move to Manchester City just a few years ago, but chairman Daniel Levy was adamant about keeping the striker at the club. However, the case for his contract is much more difficult, given that Kane could walk away at any time and would not be short of suitors.
Among them are Manchester United and Bayern Munich, which is where Tuchel comes in again because he could have a big say in whether the forward moves. He’s not a secret fan, either, stating in 2021 that he’d love to sign Kane at some point.
When asked if he had recommended to the Chelsea board that they sign Kane in May 2021, Tuchel responded, “If you find any coach in the world who does not want Harry Kane in his team, call me again.” I’d like to speak with him and learn about his scoring and attacking strategies.
“Everybody loves Harry Kane but let’s be very, very clear. He is a player for Tottenham. He has a long-term contract and we will not get involved in any press conference with any disrespectful comments about that.”
It remains to be seen whether a change in situation a few years down the road will make a difference, but Tottenham are running out of time to convince Kane that the club has a project in which he can believe and sign.