PSG want Thomas Tuchel, but the coach demands two particular guarantees

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According to the Evening Standard, PSG might be closer than ever to (re)-appointing a new coach and the candidate is a former employee of the Parisian organization: German manager Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel later coached Premier League side Chelsea before getting fired mid-season before the World Cup break. He already managed at PSG during the 2019-20 campaign, leading Paris Saint-Germain to the UEFA Champions League final (0-1 loss to Bayern Munich).

We had reported a few days ago of the interest of president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in bringing back Tuchel to the French capital, seemingly accepting his error of sacking him too quickly a few years ago. The relationship between the Qatar businessman and the German manager never broke, and they have stayed in touch ever since they parted ways.

The dream of the Emir of Qatar for the manager post at PSG, though, is still Zinedine Zidane. The Parisian organization will do everything in their hand to bring the France World Cup champion and multi-time Champions League winner (at Real Madrid) to the capital.

Thomas Tuchel wants PSG position... but only under two particular conditions

Nobody really knows whether Zidane would be willing or not to join PSG ahead of next season, let alone midway through this campaign. Thomas Tuchel, on the other hand, is convinced about returning to coaching (he's not managed since he was sacked by Chelsea) and he's already presented the PSG board with his two demands if they want to re-hire him.

As reported by the Evening Standard, Tucheld would want to 1) be protected from the power of certain players in the PSG locker room, and 2) be focused exclusively on coaching duties while delegating the transfer window issues to other members of the staff.

As long as those two requirements are promised and met by PSG, the renowned German coach would be interested in joining Paris Saint-Germain's new project under Luis Campos and Al-Khelaifi.

That last part is also of utmost importance for this to become a reality for both manager and club: the fact that it is now Campos in the sporting advisor (not director) position is also considered a positive for the arrival of Tuchel, who reportedly clashed with former sporting director Leonardo in the past.

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Tuchel is waiting for the best offer to land on his lap, and he is reportedly "looking for a club competing for titles in one of the five major European leagues." The German manager has already rejected a mid-table-team offer from the Premier League this season after getting fired by Chelsea, with that team believed to be Aston Villa.