Jordan: Tuchel’s mentality is perfect for Chelsea. He’s the 2004 version of Jose Mourinho

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Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has hailed the mentality of new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge this week following the club legend’s sacking after 18 months in charge.

Asked if Chelsea can win the league this season, Tuchel replied: “The title, ooh, that’s far away, we have to be realistic at the same time.

“When you sign for Chelsea as manager it’s absolutely right you sign for the expectation to fight for titles, Premier Leagues, Champions Leagues and cups.

“It’s absolutely clear, but at the same time we have to be realistic that there are a lot of teams and points between us and fourth.

“So maybe it’s the best time now to step up in the middle of the season, and we can’t lose focus in looking too far ahead.

“We must stay now and work on a daily basis on details and progression in our game, and points will follow.

“I’m absolutely sure we have the capacity to hurt everybody in every league and competition, and it’s my job to bring evidence of that as fast as possible.”

After listening to Tuchel’s interview, Jordan was impressed with Tuchel’s mentality.

Jordan told talkSPORT: “I thought he spoke in such a way, you can see why Chelsea went for this manager. There’s no hiding from the expectations, he turns around and says straight out of the gate that if you come to Chelsea as a player or manager you are expected to win the league.

“That gives you no wiggle room or margin. Managers like to leave a little layer of exit strategy of the obligations on someone else.

“I’ve come in to win the Premier League, to win the Champions League’.

“So you set your stall out and you are judged by those standards. I also thought his attention to detail, these Chelsea players have got their work cut out because this guy will be like Mourinho was in 2004.

“He believes in himself, he’s absolutely unequivocal in his thinking.”

In his first stint at Chelsea, Mourinho won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup.

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