Man Utd 'monitoring' Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel amid Blues' Roman Abramovich crisis

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Manchester United are apparently monitoring the position of Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, with the Blues in turmoil following sanctions imposed on their owner Roman Abramovich. United are set to appoint a permanent manager at the end of the campaign.

Last summer, the Red Devils appeared to have an exciting season ahead of them and were tipped to launch an assault on the Premier League title.

The north west side won four of their first five top-flight matches and also signed blockbuster star Cristiano Ronaldo for a second time at the end of August.

But the wheels fell off in the autumn as the 13-time Premier League champions suffered a dismal run of form.

Previous boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given his marching orders and the club appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim boss until the end of the season.

United have been heavily backed to pursue either Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino or Ajax manager Erik ten Hag in the summer.

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If that wasn’t unnerving enough for players and staff at Stamford Bridge, the chaotic scenes intensified after Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government.

The 55-year-old had all his UK assets frozen and Chelsea have only been allowed to continue playing matches after being handed a special licence due to their status as a “significant cultural asset.”

Chelsea have been left with a detritus to deal with and their future is completely up in the air.

Some players are reportedly already trying to terminate their contracts and leave the club as soon as possible.

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