Previous
Burnley
Everton
Oct 26, 2014 1:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United
Oct 26, 2014 1:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Manchester United
Chelsea
Oct 26, 2014 4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Borussia Monchengladbach
Bayern Munich
Oct 26, 2014 4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Villarreal
Oct 26, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Getafe
Atletico Madrid
Oct 26, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Bayer LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
Schalke 04Schalke 04
1
0
FT
Game Details
Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin
Hamburg SVHamburg SV
3
0
FT
Game Details
TSG HoffenheimTSG Hoffenheim
SC Paderborn 07SC Paderborn 07
1
0
FT
Game Details
Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
VfB StuttgartVfB Stuttgart
4
5
FT
Game Details
FC AugsburgFC Augsburg
SC FreiburgSC Freiburg
2
0
FT
Game Details
Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia Monchengladbach
Bayern MunichBayern Munich
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Borussia DortmundBorussia Dortmund
Hannover 96Hannover 96
0
1
FT
Game Details
VfL WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg
MainzMainz
2:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Werder BremenWerder Bremen
FC CologneFC Cologne
0
1
FT
Game Details
Apr 11, 2014

Thomas Tuchel rules out Leverkusen

Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel has ruled himself out of the running for the Bayer Leverkusen job.

Thomas Tuchel insists he will not replace Sami Hyypia at Leverkusen.
Thomas Tuchel insists he will not replace Sami Hyypia at Leverkusen.

Leverkusen dismissed Sami Hyypia at the weekend following an alarming drop in form that left the club struggling to return to next season’s Champions League.

Sascha Lewandowski, who had previously shared management duties with Hyypia before returning to a youth-team role, has stepped into the breach for the remainder of the season but speculation persists over his permanent successor.

German tabloid Express reported on Thursday that Tuchel, 40, had attracted the attention of the club’s hierarchy as he could offer “fresh, attractive and modern football.”

However, Mainz sporting director Christian Heidel told Express that Tuchel -- who is under contract until 2015 -- would not be allowed to leave in the summer.

“Leverkusen can offer millions -- they can turn up here with cheques and suitcases full of money -- but they will definitely not get Tuchel,” Heidel had said. “They can do whatever they want. I know they want our coach but, whatever happens, Tuchel will 100 percent remain the Mainz coach.”

Tuchel then told a news conference that there was no possibility that he would replace Hyypia this summer.

“It’s not the first time that I have been linked to another club,” Tuchel said, referring to the Schalke link last season. “I will not give you any headlines or room for comment. I will definitely not be the Leverkusen coach this summer -- fact.”

However, Tuchel, who has collected an impressive 230 points in 165 Bundesliga games since January 2010, refused to specifically commit his future to Mainz, saying only that “our work here” speaks for itself.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.