Thomas Tuchel speaks about his premature Chelsea exit & reveals future plan
Thomas Tuchel opens up on sudden Chelsea exit and divulges his future plan.
Chelsea’s former head coach, Thomas Tuchel, has stated that his tenure at Chelsea ended “too early” and that he is not currently considering any job offers as he relaxes in India.
While at Stamford Bridge, he won the Champions League and the Club World Cup. However, on their 100th day in charge, the club’s new owners fired him at the beginning of September.
Even if the team’s performances had dropped at the beginning of the season, Tuchel’s dismissal is thought to have been mostly the result of a deterioration in his relationship with Chelsea’s management.
Graham Potter was appointed as his successor and remained unbeaten until Saturday when he lost for the first time as Chelsea boss on his return to Brighton.
Tuchel, meanwhile, has been touted for a couple of top jobs after winning three trophies in his 20 months in west London, with the former PSG boss linked with Aston Villa before Unai Emery was appointed as well as Italian giants Juventus.
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However, the 49-year-old claims he is not considering his future managerial position at this time and merely wants to relax after leaving Chelsea.
Speaking to Indian outlet Sport Star on Saturday, where he is at a health retreat in Kerala, Tuchel said: ‘I loved every day at Chelsea. It came to an end too early for me, but it was out of my hands. This is also what you sign up for.’
Asked about his future, he added: ‘I haven’t made a decision yet. ‘It is now time for me to take a break. Some clubs have been calling my manager but we agreed that he would not call me here for these past 18 days.’
In the interview, Tuchel is also quoted as having said that he would think about managing a national team after the World Cup, but he would not comment on succeeding Gareth Southgate as manager of England, who is expected to step down after Qatar.
On Chelsea’s Champions League-winning run, he added: ‘It was of such a level that you never expect to win it.
‘We played the role of an underdog. When I joined the club was placed ninth in the league, so even qualifying for the Champions League was an achievement. There were many games that I was really happy with – the ones against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Porto and the final.’