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Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel ‘turns down opportunity to manage Bayer Leverkusen’

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Thomas Tuchel LEAVES chance to manage Bayer Leverkusen as German manager receives first job offer less than a month after being fired by Chelsea

  • Thomas Tuchel turned down the chance to manage Bayer Leverkusen
  • Leverkusen wanted Tuchel to replace their current boss Gerardo Seoane
  • Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea last month after defeat to Dinamo Zagreb

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Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has turned down the chance to take over Bayer Leverkusen.

Tuchel was sacked on 7 September in the wake of Chelsea’s Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.

As reported by ASBayer Leverkusen wanted to convince Tuchel to return to the Bundesliga.

Ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel turned down chance to manage Bayer Leverkusen

Ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel turned down chance to manage Bayer Leverkusen

However, the 49-year-old had no interest in the job offer.

Leverkusen are still led by Gerardo Seoane and have had a miserable start to the season – they are in the relegation zone with just five points from eight games so far.

Leverkusen were looking for Tuchel to replace their current manager Gerardo Seoane

Leverkusen were looking for Tuchel to replace their current manager Gerardo Seoane

Leverkusen were looking for Tuchel to replace their current manager Gerardo Seoane

Leverkusen wanted to bring in Tuchel with the club currently in the relegation zone

Leverkusen wanted to bring in Tuchel with the club currently in the relegation zone

Leverkusen wanted to bring in Tuchel with the club currently in the relegation zone

Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea owner Todd Boehly after a disappointing start to the season

Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea owner Todd Boehly after a disappointing start to the season

Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea owner Todd Boehly after a disappointing start to the season

Tuchel has extensive experience in managing in the Bundesliga, having previously coached Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.

During his time at Chelsea, Tuchel won the Champions League in 2021.

However, Tuchel had a difficult relationship with new owner Todd Boehly and was reportedly frustrated with his increased involvement in the club’s transfer activities.

Chelsea have chosen to replace Tuchel with Graham Potter, who has won one and has drawn one of his two games.

Tuchel led Chelsea for 100 games, winning 60, drawing 24 and losing 16.