Jamie Carragher believes that Chelsea needs to keep hold of Thomas Tuchel at any cost. The German has endured a topsy-turvy first year in charge where he has won the Champions League while losing the FA Cup final. Off the pitch, he has had his record signing speak against his methods while the man that recruited him has been sanctioned by the UK Government.
“I think right now he is vitally important [to Chelsea],” Jamie Carragher said about Thomas Tuchel. “He’s a brilliant manager, we know that from his record, but the way he’s handled himself in the last couple of weeks has really shown what kind of a guy he is as well, not just his quality as a football manager. He’s been the figurehead for Chelsea Football Club for speaking out. He’s been getting asked questions constantly before and after games and he’s come across really well. He’s been a real leader for this football club.”
“I think it is realistic in that if you are Manchester United why wouldn’t you ask that question?” Carragher added. “Unfortunately with the situation that Chelsea find themselves in, other clubs will be looking at their situation in terms of players or managers going forward, that’s the nature of the beast. He’s one of the best managers in world football and Manchester United is looking for one but I think he’s come out and said that he’s committed to the club and I’m sure that what he’s got to say. But there are uncertain times for Chelsea because you don’t know what the owner is going to be towards the end of the season. He’s 100 percent the most important person you have to keep in place as a new owner of the club.”