On Wednesday morning, Chelsea chairman, Todd Boehly, decided to sack Tuchel following the Blues’ UEFA Champions League group stage 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb.
However, Nevin has stated that he is not completely shocked by Tuchel’s dismissal but reckons Hayes to take the men’s job.
“I have often thought in times gone past there must be a possibility that Emma Hayes will get a big job,” Nevin told BBC Sport.
“I think some people will talk about it and hope one day she does get that job. She is so good.”
On the decision to sack Tuchel, Nevin added: “It is a surprise but not a complete shock. We liked Tuchel, as a person and as a manager – they have been poor away from home so far this season.”
“Whether or not that’s because Tuchel hasn’t been able to get the best out of them or if Boehly and the new owners wanted to get their own man in any way, I’m not sure. They have changed a lot in 100 days after all.”