Some reports have claimed Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could leave Stamford Bridge in the summer, with former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel tipped to be the Italian’s replacement.
However, former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack believes his German compatriot is ready to make the step up to a club of Chelsea’s stature. But Ballack insists Tuchel will make the move to Stamford Bridge only if Chelsea finishes in top four.
Ballack told Betfair: “One thing I am sure of is that Thomas Tuchel is ready and able to manage a top club.
“Whether is it Arsenal, [Paris St-Germain] or even at Chelsea.
“It does not matter. He is ready.
“Chelsea’s participation in the Champions League next season will have a big impact on Tuchel’s next role.”