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Thomas Tuchel could be required to leave the UK after Chelsea sacking

Robert Calcutt

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Thomas Tuchel could be required to leave the UK after Chelsea sacking

Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel could be required to leave the UK following his sacking at the Blues, according to reports.

Tuchel was named as the new head coach at the west London side at the beginning of 2021, following the departure of club legend Frank Lampard.

Just four months into the job, the German was able to guide Chelsea to their second ever Champions League title, following a spirited campaign on the continent.

He would lift his second trophy at the club soon after, with the Blues beating Villarreal in the Super Cup final last August.

Earlier this year, Tuchel would also help them to deliver the Club World Cup for the first time in their history, ensuring they had won every possible major honour.

However, amid a poor start to the current campaign, the head coach was dismissed by Chelsea the morning after their 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.

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He was soon replaced by Graham Potter, who had thoroughly impressed during his time at fellow Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.

Tuchel is still without a job following his sacking at Stamford Bridge, but he could be required to leave the UK soon.

As reported by The Telegraph, the 49-year-old is said to have a maximum of 90 days in the UK following his dismissal at Chelsea.

This is due to him arriving at the club on a ‘post-Brexit Governing Body Endorsement visa’, but the FA are yet to have confirmed such a duration of stay and therefore he is waiting to hear of when he might have to leave.

As a result, Tuchel is unable to make any concrete plans in terms of his next job, with he and his representatives awaiting ‘clarity’ on the situation.

One of his representatives told the newspaper: “We will act in accordance with UK rules and adapt all future plans. 

Tuchel lost three games this campaign. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Tuchel lost three games this campaign. (Image Credit: Alamy)

“Final decisions are not made yet.”

Since his departure at Chelsea Tuchel has been linked with a return to Germany, this time with the job at Bayern Munich, having previously been at Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.

The head coach would like a ‘swift return’ to work, but has not yet been able to make a decision due to the aforementioned situation.

His replacement Potter has only been in charge of one game at his new side since he was appointed as the new head coach.

The former Brighton boss made his dugout debut for Chelsea in the Champions League draw against FC Salzburg last week.

His next game in charge will be a Premier League visit to Crystal Palace following the conclusion of the international break.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel

Robert Calcutt
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