Thomas Tuchel is reportedly keen to bring Chelsea and Portugal coach Anthony Barry to Bayern Munich.
The German manager has been announced as the new boss of the Bundesliga giants, replacing Julien Nagelsmann.
Tuchel worked with Barry during his successful tenure at the Blues, with he and the backroom staff helping to deliver three trophies.
Such a partnership is one that he is keen to continue as he prepares for his return to football management.
As reported by The Telegraph, Tuchel rates Barry ‘extremely highly’ and would be interested in working alongside him once again.
However, it remains to be seen if the former midfielder would be interested in such a move, or if his current employers would allow talks to take place.
Barry joined Chelsea as a first-team coach in 2020 after three years as an assistant to Paul Cook at Wigan Athletic.
He has also worked on the coaching teams for both the Ireland and Belgium national sides, and now works part-time with Portugal.
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Barry initially joined Chelsea as part of Frank Lampard’s backroom staff, and is now part of Graham Potter’s team at Stamford Bridge.
He could therefore be in line for a reunion with Tuchel, who is set to be joined by his trusted coaches Zsolt Low and Arno Michels.
Bayern are currently second in the Bundesliga table, one point behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Tuchel’s first game at the club will be against their fellow title competitors, who are also one of his former sides.
Should they beat Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, Tuchel and Barry could be set for a return to Chelsea in the final four.