Chelsea News: Thomas Tuchel Snaps at Journalists Over Questions on Chelsea Sale. Abramovich has been scrambling to sell his UK properties as he is trying to avoid being sanctioned. Abramovich has ties with the Putin government that began the invasion of Ukraine that has claimed the lives of people.
Tuchel has been asked if Abramovich’s ownership of Chelsea is a problem given his ties with Putin. An irritated Tuchel answered them saying “Listen, you have to stop. I am not a politician. Listen you have to stop. Honestly, I can only repeat it and I even feel bad to repeat it because I have never experienced war.”
The Russian decided on Saturday evening to award the “stewardship and care of Chelsea FC” to the trustees of the club’s charitable foundation. Basically handing over control of the club and stepping down as the decision-maker.
Chelsea posted a statement on their website saying “The situation in Ukraine is horrific and devastating. Chelsea FC’s thoughts are with everyone in Ukraine. Everyone at the club is praying for peace.”
Chelsea News: What”s next for Chelsea?
Abramovich said in his statement on Saturday, that he was relinquishing decision-making powers at Chelsea in a bid to protect it from reputational damage following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“During my 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the Club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities.”
“I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. I remain committed to these values. That is why I am today giving trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC.
“I believe they are in the best position to look after the interests of the Club, players, staff, and fans.”
Tuchel’s outlook on the situation
Chelsea News: Tuchel insists that matters regarding the owner are out of his hands. “We try to be calm and we are calm in the center of a storm. Of course, There’s noise around us that we cannot control and we’re not responsible for ” he said.
The German said he does not expect his responsibilities at Stamford Bridge to change despite Abramovich handing stewardship and care of the club to its charitable foundation.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Luton, Tuchel said “For me as a coach and in charge of the first team, the position doesn’t change too much in the daily business.
“I have daily exchanges with Marina Granovskaia and technical and Petr Cech about how to improve the first team and this won’t stop because they stay in charge. It doesn’t affect what I do daily.”