Thomas Tuchel on Graham Potter's sacking: It didn’t really trigger big emotions
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Graham Potter succeeded Thomas Tuchel, but he did not make a name for himself on the Blues bench. The management fired him after only a few months. The former coach of Chelsea (and now Bayern Munich), Thomas Tuchel, commented on the management's decision; "I saw the news very late last night,” Tuchel said, as quoted by eurosport.com
“I really enjoyed working there and formed friendships for life.
But the club has changed a lot, so it didn’t really trigger big emotions in me”.
Bruno Saltor and his new role
Bruno Saltor will be the interim manager “I just spoke to Graham five minutes ago,” Saltor said.
It is certain that he will do all that he can to help the team to achieve its goals. Saltor is sad because of everything that happened. “Obviously it’s been a difficult 24 hours for all of us, for the staff, for the families and now we just have to deal with the situation.
It is a sad day.
A sad day for staff because Graham and Billy leaving, two top coaches, top people, top human beings.
How I see it is I have to be the most professional I can, try to help the players, guide the players to prepare the game the best we can- If I am here right now it’s because Graham and the club, they thought it was the right step and I’m here just trying to help the club and trying to be the most professional I can”.
He is aware of how difficult a challenge awaits him, but he has been in football for many years. “I spoke to the owners, they’ve been very supportive. What I’m focused on is train today, tomorrow’s game then after that, step by step.
Obviously it is a massive challenge. I have been just four years coaching but I have been 20 years involved in football."