Thomas Tuchel responds to Ralf Rangnick’s claims he was approached by Chelsea in February

Following his appointment as Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick claimed he was approached by Chelsea in February to become interim boss for the rest of the season.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has joked maybe the Chelsea board must have panicked following his opening 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in January.

Tuchel believes Rangnick must have gotten the date wrong as he was appointed Chelsea boss in January following the sacking of Frank Lampard.

Tuchel joked: “Maybe the bosses saw the draw against Wolverhampton! ‘He does not know what he’s doing so let’s bring Ralf in for four months’.

“He must have the dates wrong – hopefully, let’s say hopefully! It’s a nice job to have in world football to be the coach of Chelsea.

“If you get the phone call, you should be aware you’re not the only one. Now I’m here and I’m happy.”

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