Liverpool face complication as manager offers himself to Barcelona

Liverpool face a complication in their new manager search after an offer was reportedly made to Barcelona. The Reds aren't the only ones in the hunt this summer.

Mundo Deportivo reports that Thomas Tuchel has offered his services to Barcelona. The Catalonians will need a new boss for the 2024/25 campaign after Xavi announced he was stepping down after the season.

Now, Tuchel remains the boss of Bayern Munich. The suggestion here is that he knows his days in Bavaria are likely numbered, with Bayern in grave danger of not winning the Bundesliga for the first time since 2012.

Thus Tuchel wants to get ahead of things. He's aware that Barcelona are fans of his and he'd like to make the jump - it could be something that benefits all parties.

Liverpool, though, could see it as a complication.

There's next to no doubt that they're after Xabi Alonso as their new boss. Alonso is the coach of Bayer Leverkusen - the team that looks like ending Bayern's dominance in Germany.

Alonso is a former player of Liverpool's, of course, and he allegedly has a verbal agreement with Leverkusen to leave in the summer for one of his former clubs. However, Bayern are also one of his former clubs.

If Tuchel does leave - and it appears he's actively trying to - then Alonso will likely top Bayern's list of replacements. They'd also carry Liverpool's 'advantage' with the Spaniard as one of the three clubs he dreams of managing, along with Real Madrid.

Now, there's a lot of time for things to change here. Alonso reportedly won't talk with other clubs until the season is over, while the Reds don't plan on appointing a new manager until they have a sporting director.

Time will tell, then. Liverpool will hope that Tuchel remains at Bayern or this could become a complication this summer.

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