Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea remain “the ideal solution” for him and that he has been trained to live with uncertainty after Roman Abramovich decided to sell the club.
Abramovich confirmed on Wednesday that he would sell after 19 years as owner of the European champions, saying the decision was “in the club’s best interests”.
Tuchel revealed that players and staff were briefed by technical and performance advisor Petr Cech about the situation at Stamford Bridge, with the underlying message that we need to focus on football.
The Blues manager, who signed a 2.5-year deal to replace Frank Lampard in January 2021, said the dramatic events had left him with no thought for his future.
He told reporters on Friday: “I have the opposite of a problem staying here. I’ve often said I like working in the Premier League, I like being in England.”
“I feel the tradition and love for sport in general and football in particular, it’s a great place.
“Chelsea is a perfect game for me. I love being here, I love everything about the club and I hope it stays that way.”
“There’s uncertainty now, but isn’t he always there as a football coach? So I’m trained to live with that. Of course there are different levels, and that’s it. Close to the level I have, to be honest, but I’m sure the things will end well.”
Chelsea return to the Premier League at Burnley on Saturday and Tuchel says he has to deal with problems off the field.
“It’s no use worrying too much because we don’t have much influence, if any,” he added.
“We are allowed to focus on football and do everything we can to focus on football.
“It wasn’t just the team [who had a briefing after the FA Cup win in Luton Town] but the whole team, that’s what we try to do, create an atmosphere where you feel safe as soon as you walk in. building, where you if you feel calm, because we do this every day, now it can help you deal with the situation.
“Of course there is uncertainty, like everyone else, there are almost 100 people in the building and everyone is going to think differently.
“Some will be scared, some will be excited, some will be sad and I think it’s okay for everyone but we can and should focus on what we love the most and that is football.”