Thomas Tuchel is now responsible for Chelsea FC transfers. This is to avoid mistakes from the past. Chelsea follows the model of the league competition.
A free hand for Tuchel: Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly gives Thomas Tuchel complete freedom in his transfers. This is reported by the “Metro”, citing the “Telegraph”. This means that Chelsea’s coach can now decide for himself which players will be signed. So far, his transfer requests have only been recommendations.
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Mistakes of the past should not be repeated: With this measure, Chelsea FC only wants to sign players who fit into Thomas Tuchel’s game system. That has not always been the case lately. The most prominent example is star striker Romelu Lukaku, who came from Inter Milan for 115 million euros but never found his way under Tuchel.
Model adopted by the rivals: The idea of giving the coach a free hand when it comes to transfers is not new. The model has been implemented at Manchester City and Liverpool FC for years – with success, as the title wins in recent years show.