Thomas Tuchel has dismissed speculation linking him to Manchester United and reaffirmed his commitment to Chelsea, saying “I have said many times that I enjoy being here”.
nited is actively looking for a new long-term manager this summer with interim boss Ralf Rangnick set to move into a consulting role, and Tuchel has been heavily touted for the position in recent days .
The Red Devils are understood to be huge fans of the German coach of Chelsea, but Tuchel himself has rejected this view.
I have said many times that I love being here, that I love working for Chelsea and that this club has everything it takes to make me happy.Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea remain in limbo with the Blues about to be sold, but Tuchel has led the Stamford Bridge team to five consecutive wins to help defuse that uncertainty.
When asked about his connection to Manchester United, Tuchel replied: “Actually there was no reaction at all.
“Because you feel I am less committed to the club or less involved in the club in my situation? Absolutely not.
“I have said many times that I love being here, that I love working for Chelsea and that this club has everything it takes to make me happy.
“And that is why there is no need. And we have so many reasons to stay here, and this is what we do. “
Chelsea suitors have until work close on Friday to submit bids to buy the Champions League champions.
New York commercial bank Raine Corporation will handle the process, with an impressive array of corporations to complete their offers.
Roman Abramovich sold Chelsea on March 2 in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The 55-year-old was sanctioned by the UK Government last week when Downing Street claimed to have proven his connection to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Russian-Israeli billionaire has always denied such connections, but Government sanctions on the Blues hastened the sale of Chelsea.
When asked about his hopes for the eventual new owners of Chelsea, Tuchel replied: “Hopefully they enjoy winning, that would be a big plus.
“I am completely unrelated, no.
“I get notified from time to time, but we have a pretty tight schedule so I’m happy not to be briefed on every little step and opportunity in the process.
“Because that also gives me the advantage to focus on football and the staff here, the environment I can influence, 60 to 80 people here in Cobham.
“So of course I was informed but not asked and not needed, it’s not my job and it’s not my role.
“Everybody hopes it will be done quickly. And as I understand it is and we can trust that this can be resolved faster than usual.
Hopefully they enjoy winning, that will be a big plus.Thomas Tuchel on his hopes for new Chelsea owners
“Actually I’m an employee and that’s why I’m willing to do my role, so I’m willing to adapt and see what comes next.
“It’s a time of uncertainty and uncertainty can sometimes create fear for some people, that’s normal.
“But we can also count on what we have, the culture of the club, what we have at Cobham, in the quality of the support, in the quality of the team.
“So we can count on that and believe in a good outcome.
“But it doesn’t make much sense to reflect on how it will change with the role of the new owner, because the new owner is not here, the ideas are not in place.
“We don’t know what’s coming, so let’s cross the river while we’re at the bridge. And we are not at the bridge right now.”
Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager in January 2021, leading the Blues to the Champions League title at the end of that season.
When asked if he ever imagined Abramovich would leave Chelsea before him, Tuchel replied: “No, not at all. I can’t believe it, it’s completely out of the question.
“And that’s why it lets you know that you can’t plan your life.
“It will always catch up with you, reality will always catch up with you and put your plans to bed.
“And you have to make new plans or it makes you aware that you have to live in the moment and enjoy the moment.
“That’s really how I told you what I did in the first place when I walked in because it was on such short notice, there’s one game after one day, three days after another.
“And there are travel restrictions from Corona so I more or less have to live in a hotel with three of my friends, three of my employees.
“And we’re actually living it like a daily life and it’s also quite exciting.
“And now again, under completely different circumstances.
“It’s what you do, and it just shows you don’t plan too far, enjoy the moment and be the best you can be now and right now, and this is what we try to do. try.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/thomas-tuchel-shrugs-off-man-utd-speculation-and-reaffirms-love-for-chelsea-41461765.html Thomas Tuchel denies Man Utd speculation and reaffirms ‘love’ for Chelsea