Former Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Thomas Tuchel says he is well aware that only a few people expect him to have a long tenure at Chelsea.
However, but the German coach is not shying away from the challenge of delivering trophies at the London club
Tuchel recently replaced the sacked Frank Lampard and is Chelsea’s 14th coach since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.
“If you do this job at the highest level, if Chelsea calls you, if you decide to jump in, you know what you’re in for,” Tuchel told reporters.
“For me it’s better to speak it out loud and it’s nothing to be afraid of. Nobody expects me to be (here) long, maybe because of the history of coaches and Chelsea. Maybe I stay long. If I don’t stay long, I don’t stay long.”
In Tuchel’s first game in charge on Wednesday, Chelsea drew 0-0 with Wolverhampton Wanderers with the new man at the helm saying that this season’s Premier League title is not a realistic target.
Chelsea are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. “Now we compete for the FA Cup, we’ll get ready absolutely to compete at the highest level in the Champions League and we want to create a team that’s no fun to play against,” says the German, who has signed an 18-month deal.
“From the start of next season at the latest we want to be ready to close the gap to Manchester City, Liverpool. I’m very realistic and in a club whose DNA it is to win and go for trophies.”
Chelsea will tackle Burnley at home in the league on Sunday.
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By FARPost Reporter