We are in the midst of TuchelGate. It’s unclear what is true and what is just speculation, but clearly there was some sort of major disagreement between Watzke and Tuchel.
As the season comes to an end, surely this drama will also be coming to an end. The only question that remains is whether it will end with Thomas Tuchel retaining his job as manager of BVB.
The latest update comes from Tuchel’s agent, and the quotes are provided by Kicker. Here’s a rough translation into English:
“The goal is that Thomas remains at BVB. For me, it is important that Thomas is not further damaged."
"Our goal is that Thomas will stay with BVB and that everything will settle down again," he told "Sport1" - Tuchel is still bound to Dortmund by 2018. "For me, it is important that Thomas Tuchel is not damaged any more in this matter. Thomas was, and is, in all his statements very honest and sincere, and I am very anxious to remove the so-called 'dissent'. "
These quotes are coming from Olaf Meinking, Tuchel’s agent/advisor. So it’s quite possible this is just an agent covering up an ugly situation. Again, only time will tell.
At this point it seems like Tuchel is on his way out, but it’s quite possible that he still desperately wants to stay at Dortmund, especially if you’re believing what his agent is saying.
This deterioration in the Watzke - Tuchel relationship has happened so quickly, is it really already past the point of being fixed? If not, Watzke and Tuchel should make-up and move on. There are too many player’s futures tied-up in whether TT is at BVB or not. If he goes, many of our promising youngsters could also go.
We’ll keep providing updates on this crazy story as the news continues to break.