“I am sure again that he will be able to bring in players”
Manchester United legend Roy Keane has backed Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel to succeed at Stamford Bridge this season, according to the Daily Mail.
Tuchel oversaw a topsy-turvy campaign for the Blues last season, plagued by uncertainty over the club’s future.
Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with huge repercussions for the west London club.
The club’s financial operations were put on hold and the Stamford Bridge team had to be sold to operate normally again.
American businessman Todd Boehly has become the new owner of Chelsea, buying the club for £4.25 billion, according to ESPN.
With the new owner, the Blues could start operating among the Premier League’s top flight again.
Tuchel’s side have already secured the signings of Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
United legend Keane backs Tuchel to attract more talent to Stamford Bridge and for the German to be successful next season.
“There has obviously been a lot of uncertainty about the club over the last few months, that has now obviously been sorted out with the arrival of the new owner.
“I’m pretty sure he’ll be able to bring in players once again. He’s a great quality coach, he’s faced a lot of problems over the last few months.”
Chelsea finished the season third in the Premier League, although many expected the Londoners to be among the title contenders at the start of the campaign.
They exited the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-final stage at the hands of eventual winners Real Madrid.
Keane reflected on the Blues’ campaign saying:
“At the end of the day, it’s been a disappointing end to the season for them. But he’s a top quality manager and I think the owners will support him. I’d be surprised if he wasn’t here over Christmas.”
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel deserves credit for how he handled the club’s uncertain future
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has come through an extremely difficult time for the west London club amid uncertainty over the team’s future.
There had been a growing feeling among supporters that the Premier League club might not be in contention this coming season.
Trying to get his players to focus on their football was always going to be a difficult task, but Tuchel gave his best.
The Blues faltered at the end of the season, ending the campaign with a disappointing FA Cup final loss to Liverpool on penalties.
But Tuchel can be proud of the way he stopped the mood around Stamford Bridge from sinking.