I couldn’t miss this opportunity — Tuchel explains why he took the Chelsea job

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Being the manager of Chelsea FC is never an easy task, with the high expectations of club owner Roman Abramovich as well as the ever increasing demands of the Chelsea fans.

Former PSG and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is the latest to coach the club, and the German gaffer has admitted that coaching Chelsea is an opportunity he couldn’t turn down.

“It’s hard to explain,” Thomas the club’s website in an exclusive first interview.

“My life was turned upside down in the past three days or so! It feels amazing to be the new head coach of Chelsea and I’m really excited to be here.

“Me and my staff had the feeling that this was too good an opportunity not to take and personally I felt this was a chance I could not let go away.

“We could not miss this opportunity to be part of this club and to be part of the Chelsea family. To work with this squad and compete in the toughest league in the Premier League and of course the Champions League is something we are excited to take on.

“I met with the team yesterday and worked with them last night, so it was good to get straight to work and we are ready for a difficult game tonight. I’m super happy to be here and really excited to get to work.”

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