Tuchel: Granovskaia gave me clear targets I must meet or get sacked

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia gave him clear targets he must meet or get sacked.

According to Tuchel, Granovskaia told him that he needs to win trophies to keep his job.

He said: “She told me very clear that if you sign for Chelsea you need to win trophies, definitely compete for trophies.

“This club is about trophies and this club is about competing. The two most difficult competitions that you compete in are the Premier League and the Champions League.

“But that is absolutely no secret. We can just admit it. On this level nobody steps into any competition to be second. Nobody.

“For me, this is easier to talk about and set things clear than to talk around it and not be sure what everybody expects of you.

“What everyone is looking for is a nice guy, a hard guy, a trophy- winning guy — I don’t know — a good-looking guy, a funny guy. That does not exist. At some point I hope I am the guy who can be the characteristics for an era and for a certain period in this club.

“But the demands are high and if we can fulfil everybody’s wishes I hope we do because that will mean my wishes also come true.

“I am so far away from being a politician that you cannot imagine. I am as far away from being a politician as being a maths teacher because I was horrible at maths at school.

“I am a coach, I am a football coach and I have absolutely the feeling, 100 per cent, that they signed me as a football coach.

“n a football club, I signed in for nothing else. This was the feeling from the very start of talks and this is the feeling right now.”

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