Chelsea have entered a new era. Now in the hands of the Boehly-Clearlake consortium, the English team has set up a new organizational chart unveiled yesterday. “The club announces the departure of Marina Granovskaia, manager of Chelsea FC. Todd Boehly will operate as interim sporting director until the club appoints a full-time replacement, continuing the club’s work towards its goals during the current transfer window. Chelsea FC and Ms Granovskaia have agreed that she will remain available to Boehly and the club for the duration of the current transfer window to the extent necessary to support the transition..
Tuchel will have more power
The new owners of the London team have also confirmed Thomas Tuchel as head of the first team. Which is not really a surprise since the German technician was not threatened. Better, the new management intends to offer him more space and more power in order to lead Chelsea to the heights and compete with Liverpool and Manchester City. She thinks that the former PSG coach is the only one who can take up this challenge and be the club’s strongman like Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. The Blues will thus entrust more responsibilities to Tuchel, who will control recruitment after the departures of Bruce Buck (president) and Marina Granovskaia according to the Telegram.
The English media adds, however, that the German will start the new season “under pressure”, he who opened the door to the departure of Romelu Lukaku. A player bought for 115 million euros and who will go on loan for 10 million euros (bonus included). A terrible failure for the Belgian, the club and Tuchel, who did not know how to make the best of it. The new owners thus entrusted him with the mission of finding a replacement for Big Rom. And Tuchel has names in mind, he who appreciates Raheem Sterling and Richarlison. The coach, who was promised 6 recruits and a transfer window of €233m according to the Telegram, would also like to bring Ousmane Dembélé, at the end of the contract at Barça. A player he knows well for having led him in Dortmund.
The German is already under pressure
Other elements, such as Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) or Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), are also on his list. The 48-year-old technician will also have the right to veto any players offered to him who he thinks do not match the style of play he wishes to put in place. In any case, this is what Todd Boehly promised him, who wants to do everything to satisfy his demands. The owner will also give him a free hand to decide what to do with certain elements, such as Armando Broja. The latter is targeted by West Ham, but Tuchel said at the end of the exercise that he would like to see him at work in pre-season. The German should not be mistaken, he who already let Tammy Abraham slip away at AS Roma last year.
What remained across the throat of some at the club. A club that believes in his talent and his ideas, but also counts on him to get a little more from the squad already at his disposal. We expect many more elements like Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic or Kai Havertz. the Telegram adds that if Tuchel fails to find Lukaku’s replacement and get the best out of his troops, he won’t be able to hide behind the old management’s management and will be under pressure with the new owners expecting results. Thomas Tuchel has been warned!