Chelsea are on the verge of a change in ownership, and Thomas Tuchel is ready to reflect a few changes in his squad as the Blues prepare for a slew of new arrivals and departures.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is preparing for a big squad revamp.
Tuchel confesses that he has no clue what next season will entail other than the fact that he will undoubtedly remain in charge.
Tuchel, who is losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen while Manchester City have already signed Europe’s hottest property in Erling Haaland, managed to chuckle at the situation.
“It’s a massive undertaking.” Tuchel remarked.
Tuchel has previously met with Todd Boehly, the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who is in the final stages of purchasing the team, but the government has yet to ratify the incredibly complicated agreement.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is optimistic that the purchase will go through, but the government is concerned about where the money would be spent, as well as a £1.5 billion debt that is still unpaid.
Chelsea’s season from collapsing is extraordinary given that this has been going on for two months after Abramovich was sanctioned by the government.
Staff are being compelled to share cars to away games to avoid claiming mileage on separate journeys, and the club is facing punishment on everything from travel costs to ticket prices.
That’s a far cry from Abramovich’s luxurious days at Stamford Bridge, when money was no problem, the best talents came to play, and they won the Champions League twice.
Whatever occurs next, the Boehly administration will undoubtedly be different if it follows the traditional American ownership model, which seeks to make its teams more self-sufficient.
Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester United all spend a lot of money and are ambitious, but they are not the Chelsea of the past.
This is revealed in Tuchel’s remarks concerning this summer. Rudiger and Christensen are major losses for them.
For now, they want Jules Kounde from Sevilla but can only think about bringing Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher back from loan for the time being.
While they may have previously permitted Cesar Azpiliciueta to go and return to Spain, they now wish to keep him because of his leadership on and off the field during a difficult period for the club.
Tuchel Remarked: “We’ll compete at whatever level we see.”
“We’re rebuilding the team, not enhancing it. We’re starting over. This is always difficult, but we are up to the task. I’m not sure where we’ve been since the beginning.
I can guarantee that I will be present. Whatever happens, I shall be here with full enthusiasm and great energy.
We will continue to work for Chelsea, and I refuse to consider the worst-case situation.”
“Normally, at this time in the season, you’re phoning players, you’re out, you get a sense, a read, you have chats, dialogue, feedback, you know who’s committed, you identify your targets, or you sign your men, or you go on to the next phase.” he says.
“We have a solid back three, and Thiago Silva is causing us problems. Benjamin Button is not him. He appears to be, but he isn’t. He is, in fact, getting older.
It may have been sufficient to identify a natural substitute for this type of post while keeping everyone else.
We’ve suddenly lost two, three, or three-and-a-half guys in the back, which is concerning.”
“We’re still talking to Azpi, and we’re also selfish in that we’re not responsible for solving any other club’s problems or fulfilling any other club’s requests.
Given the fact that we’ve already lost important defenders, losing Azpi isn’t the best circumstance, even though I respect his personal viewpoint.”
“It has been difficult for the club since the penalties were imposed.
To put everything in perspective, there’s no reason to lose sleep after this season, but we still have a lot of desire left in us.”