The dramatic reign of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge has come to an abrupt end with Chelsea appointing Maurizio Sarri as their new Blues boss. Will the club be able to find another manager after two years, or will they have to seek a different path?
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has committed his future to the club.
After announcing that he would continue at Chelsea “at least until the end of the season,” Thomas Tuchel claimed he and his players had a duty to fight for everyone at the club.
Chelsea Women beat Aston Villa in stoppage time on the same day, and manager Emma Hayes claimed she is unconcerned about the women’s team’s position.
Despite the persisting constraints, Petr Cech, the club’s technical adviser, says the team is handling things “day by day.”
Tuchel promised supporters that he would not abandon them after Kai Havertz’s 88th-minute victory at Stamford Bridge.
“There’s no question I’ll remain until the conclusion of the season,” he stated. All we have to do now is wait day by day, since anything might happen.
“This victory has a significant influence on us; giving our supporters this joy means a lot to us.” It has a huge impact.
“We are very conscious of our good fortune. This is a massive club, and we are the center of attention, but we are quite fortunate.
“Hundreds of individuals in this club aren’t as fortunate as we are, may face a greater existential danger, and are more concerned about their future than we are.”
“This places a duty on us to fight for them, to keep their heads up, and to refuse to give up. This is what we are capable of, and this is what they want of us.”
Thomas Tuchel compliments Kai Havertz’s ‘unique talent’ after Chelsea’s 1-0 win against Newcastle.
Before Sunday’s game, former goalie Petr Cech voiced worry for the club’s employees, whose jobs are in jeopardy as the club’s future seems unclear.
“We have a lot of questions but not a lot of answers,” he remarked.
“We hope that the club’s employees will be able to be paid, live their lives, and, ideally, work.” But, since I don’t know what the license will be like in a few days, this is a tough thing for me to respond.
“That is why there are discussions going on. We’d want to learn more about how we work and what we can accomplish with the team in the future. It’s impossible to plan without these answers. We take things day by day, and for the time being, this is how we must go.”
Chelsea’s credit card services have been temporarily banned as banks analyze the impact of Abramovich’s punishment, but the club has been granted a special license to function despite Abramovich’s assets being blocked.
‘Right now, everyone is against us.’
Despite the uncertainty that has engulfed the club, manager Emma Hayes says she is not concerned that the women’s squad would be forgotten.
“I know our standing inside that group, I know our value,” she remarked. I don’t want any of us to be singled out for punishment or vilification. Finally, the Chelsea football club is significant in the football community.
“I’m not concerned about us; we’re a tremendous asset to the football club, which I know and don’t anticipate to alter.”
“It’s critical that we remain together. Right now, everyone is working against us. And it gives us courage; everyone had a part in today’s victory.”
‘There will come a moment when people must welcome change,’ says the author.
“The worry is for the future of Chelsea, and that is miles down the list to what is happening to the people of Ukraine,” former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin told Radio 5 Live.
“I believe Chelsea will survive, but not in the same condition as it has been for the last 19 years.” Chelsea could be a little bit happy a year from now, maybe not winning as many titles, but a little bit happier.
“I predicted that the league cup final would be the last time I saw Chelsea in a big final,” he remarked.
“Rather than dreading change, individuals will need to accept it at some point.” Chelsea supporters hope that it will be completed as soon as feasible.
“The reason clubs fail is usually the same: a lack of funds. That is Chelsea’s greatest worry, and it must be addressed. The rest will fall into place in the end.”