THOMAS TUCHEL wants the job in England – if Gareth Southgate decides to leave.
The former Chelsea boss is back in Germany after being sacked by the Blues in September.
But Tuchel, 49, would like to make a quick return to England as Three Lions boss.
He has seen with his own eyes all the young talent available to the country, both at Stamford Bridge and in opposing teams.
Chelsea stars Mason Mount, Reece James, Conor Gallagher, Raheem Sterling and Ben Chilwell have all been part of the current setup.
The FA are desperate for Southgate to stay despite Saturday’s 2-1 World Cup quarter-final loss to France.
The Three Lions head coach intends to take his time to decide on his future.
His current contract runs until the end of 2024, with the European Championship in Germany just 18 months away.
Should Southgate choose to step down, it is understood the FA would prefer to appoint a candidate from the British Isles.
Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers and Eddie Howe would all be in the frame.
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Southgate will assess his future once the overwhelming frustration in Qatar is replaced by a deeper analysis of the situation in England.
He said: “After each tournament we sat down, reviewed and reflected.
“So we need some time to make sure everyone is making the right decisions.
“Every time I’ve finished these tournaments I’ve needed time to make the right decisions because emotionally you go through so many different feelings.
“The energy needed for these tournaments is huge.
“I want to make the right decisions, whatever they are, for the team, for England, for the FA.
“I think it’s fair to take some time to do that because I know in the past how my feelings have fluctuated immediately after tournaments.”