Outgoing Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel would be a great fit for Crystal Palace, Paul Elliot tells talkSPORT

30 May

Thomas Tuchel would be a great fit for Crystal Palace, according to former Charlton Athletic and Aston Villa defender Paul Elliot.

The 43-year-old German left his job as head coach of Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, after a relationship breakdown with the club hierarchy, despite winning the DFB Pokal on Saturday – the team’s first trophy in five years.

Tuchel had long been linked with the Arsenal job but, with long-serving boss Arsene Wenger set to stay, Elliot has claimed the vacant position at Palace could be a great opportunity.

The Eagles survived relegation under the stewardship of Sam Allardyce but the Englishman quit the club at the end of the season to head into retirement.  

“He’s a very capable and competent coach – definitely got them to the Champions League,” Elliot told talkSPORT.

“I don’t think he will get a top six job here but certainly anywhere from eighth to mid-table.

“I am just thinking on my feet here – Crystal Palace? They are looking for a manager at the moment.

“London is very attractive, an excellent chairman in Steve Parish, so that might be an opportunity.

“But for sure he’s a Premiership manager there’s no doubt about that.”

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