Thomas Tuchel is the centre of focus as the Todd Boehly Chelsea era begins, as reported by Telegraph Sport. The German will immerse himself in meeting with the new owner, as the club attempt to recreate the successful models of England’s top two clubs, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Todd Boehly received final clearing from the Government, Premier League and Europe this week that his takeover of Chelsea Football Club has been successful. Tuchel, unlike most other Premier League staff and players, has not scheduled any holidays to plot the future with the new owners.
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Thomas Tuchel the Commander of Operations
Todd Boehly has already spent significant time in London and plans to hold talks with Tuchel and other key heads of department over what the short- and long-term future for Chelsea will look like. The American is reportedly ready to give the manager £200 million to spend to rebuild the squad. The owners want Tuchel to rebuild in his own identity – similar to how Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have already. Boehly has already been in touch with current Liverpool Chairman, Tom Werner, to “pick his brain”.
The Boehly group have been seriously impressed with how Tuchel has managed the impact of the sanctions placed on the Chelsea after their previous owner’s links to Russia. They also believe he is one of the World’s top coaches and will allow the German to focus his energy on football rather than politics. Abramovich’s cut-throat leadership style is expected to evolve under new ownership, meaning Tuchel can rebuild with expectancy to be Chelsea’s manager for the foreseeable future, regardless of a poor run of results.
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If the LA Dodgers baseball team, Boehly’s other sporting commitment, is anything to base on, Stamford Bridge will become a more nurturing environment. There will be a desire to reward high performance both on and off the pitch. Early beneficiaries of this system could include two of Chelsea’s top performers this season, Mason Mount and Reece James, who both were included in Gareth Southgate’s most recent England Squad.
The current squad was signed by six different managers, with different philosophies and styles, meaning there could be a lot of exits from the Bridge this summer. Issues surround 14 of 26 first-team squad that were involved in Sunday’s win against Watford. Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Saul Niguez will leave Chelsea this summer, with captain Cesar Azpilicueta’s future also uncertain. Marcos Alonso, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Ross Barkley and Kenedy will all be open to moves if Chelsea receive bids.
Tuchel has the chance to rebuild Chelsea in his own identity and has a war chest of funds to play with. The future is exciting at the Bridge.