Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss taking German lessons amid growing interest in Bayern Munich job

Thomas Tuchel will leave his role as the Bayern boss in the summer- opening up a race for one of Europe's most coveted jobs.

Bayern Munich are in search of their eighth manager in the last seven years after confirming Thomas Tuchel will leave the club in the summer, a year earlier then his contract had stated. 

Top managers including Jose Mourinho are on the list of potentials at the moment with Bild in Germany reporting that the former Chelsea boss is currently taking German lesson. He has also turned down jobs in Saudi Arabia as he feels he has unfinished business in Europe.

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The 61-year-old recently threw himself back into work straight away following his Roma sacking. He told Rio Ferdinand in his FIVE podcast: "I was having lunch with my friends and people that works with me and we were in the lift. I was telling the guys if I can work tomorrow, I work tomorrow. 

"I don't enjoy any day without work. I don't understand, I'm sorry guys. But I don't understand people that speak about sabbatical time.

"Sabbatical time gives me only one thing - depression. So I want a different job. I just want to work but I need to be patient." 

Tuchel won the Bundesliga title last season, taking advantage of Dortmund's collapse in the last game of the campaign to win it. But this season, results have not improved with the Bavarians eight points behind leaders Leverkusen and standards dropping off recently.

Other manager linked to the Bayern job

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Another former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has been mentioned even though the leading the race is Xabi Alonso whose Bayer Leverkusen side have impressed in the league and in Europe. Zinedine Zidane as well as former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær have all been linked recently.

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