Thomas Tuchel In Mission Impossible To Survive Chelsea Axe

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says he wants to remain at Chelsea until the end of his current contract. If he does, this would make him the longest serving manager in the Roman Abramovic era.

Thomas Tuchel was given an extension after guiding Chelsea to Champions League glory last season. His current deal expires in June 2024.

If he makes it, he will have been Chelsea manager for three and a half years. No other manager has lasted that long under Roman Abramovic.

Thomas Tuchel is known as a difficult character himself, and is not shy of confrontation. His implosion at Borussia Dortmund speaks to that.


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“I think I have a contract until 2024,” said Chelsea head coach Tuchel, ahead of Tuesday’s league match at Brighton.

“Let’s stay with this and try to stay as long as this contract says.

“History tells us that it’s not that easy, but I feel very confident today that I can make it – I don’t want to be anywhere else, this is absolutely sure.

“I feel very happy, let’s see what happens, but everyone knows you need results, and I’m responsible for creating an atmosphere that gives us the results.”

He isn’t quite at an implosion point yet at Stamford Bridge, but the signs are there. He has an issue with striker Romelu Lukaku and has been quick to criticize his team lately.


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History is indeed against the German coach. There have only been four seasons in which Chelsea didn’t win the league and retained their manager in the Abramovic era.

Given Manchester City now have a 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League, it’s fair to say that’s out of the question for Chelsea.

Tuchel could win the League Cup, F.A Cup of even the Champions League again. However as Roberto Di Matteo discovered, winning the Champions League may not even be enough to save his job.