Tuchel: I will try not to be a stubborn manager at Chelsea

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New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has fallen out with the directors of every club he has worked with and many are worried it’s a matter of when and not if it will happen at Chelsea.

Tuchel admits he could be very stubborn in his beliefs but has admitted he will try to be more relaxed at Chelsea.

“It’s pure passion—also some principles. Your word is your word and I trust the word of a man,” Tuchel told reporters of his reputation at an unveiling press conference.

“What I like now and why I am very positive is that I am self-aware that this is a thing to improve, to be also more relaxed and not to be too stubborn in my beliefs.

“The structure that I find here is very clear and a very easy structure. It is easy to understand there are not many people who make the decisions and I can absolutely live with that.

“When things are clear it is on me now as the head coach to adapt and to make my opinion clear and to give the analysis of what I see, what I feel and where I also think that we can still improve and I hope this comes along in the right way.”

“I got two titles in the league and we won four in the last season. I got sacked so it was not enough [at PSG],” he added.

“What I meant with the word was, your colleague mentioned difficulties between certain people on the board and me. It came up, I have to admit, in the transfer periods where sometimes the wishes and ideas and from coaches and CEOs and sporting directors do not really match. This can happen sometimes.

“There were no words from Roman Abramovich so far. I spoke to Marina and to Petr Cech and this was first of all confidential and then very trustful. Very honest and very clear. I have the feeling that this structure works for me absolutely to bring out the best. There was no moment of hesitation.”

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