- Thomas Tuchel has been linked with becoming Chelsea’s manager next season
- Tuchel’s relationship with previous employers Borussia Dortmund and lack of success at the top level is a worry
- Chelsea are alerted to the German’s situation after recently rejecting Bayern
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Thomas Tuchel has been regarded as a potential great in the world of football coaching since he exploded onto the scene at Borussia Dortmund but comes as too big of a risk for Chelsea.
The attacking style of play in which the German promotes is fascinating and is perhaps his key strength as a manager. Former Dortmund and current Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will thank Tuchel with the blistering form he showed for the Bundesliga side, scoring 56 goals in 63 league appearances.
However, there are many flaws the 44-year-old has. You only have to look at how he was sacked at his last employers despite winning the DFB Pokal, Germany’s equivalent of the FA Cup, in his final season.
Tuchel clearly showed discontent with the club’s model of promoting players into stars and then selling them on for profit. Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke had promised to keep integral players like Mats Hummels and Ikay Gundogan, who were sold to Bayern Munich and Manchester City. A similar circumstance to how an important player like Nemanja Matic was sold to rivals Manchester United for £40m, a decision Antonio Conte wasn’t pleased with.
This begs the question; can the Chelsea board afford to work with a manager like Tuchel after a straining relationship with Conte?
Tuchel’s resume as a manager in the game doesn’t scream out with excitement. That one domestic cup in Germany is the only piece of managerial silverware he has won. Compare that with another contender to take the Chelsea post next season in Luis Enrique. The former Barcelona boss won two La Liga and three Copa del Rey titles, not forgetting guiding the Catalans to Champions League glory in his three-year spell.
There’s no doubt that Tuchel can take the Chelsea helm in the future, especially at the rate we chop and change managers, but it’s a vacancy that has been mentioned too soon for him.