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Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel forced to leave England NEXT month

Josh Lawless

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Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel forced to leave England NEXT month

Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is forced to leave England next month due to post-Brexit rules.

The German was dismissed by Chelsea at the start of September following a poor start to the season, with Graham Potter replacing Tuchel at the helm.

But a few months on and according to The Telegraph, Tuchel must now leave the country in December because he was sacked and not placed on gardening leave - unlike two members of his backroom staff Zsolt Low and Benjamin Weber.

When Tuchel took the reins at Stamford Bridge in January 2021, he arrived on a post-Brexit Governing Body Endorsement visa.

With the rules changed, Chelsea were forced to file a special application in order for Tuchel and his staff to be allowed into the country.

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That has now expired due to him being out of work and though it was hoped a solution could be find, nothing materialised and Tuchel becomes the first high-profile foreign manager to be hit by the new visa laws in the United Kingdom.

Both Low and Weber are able to reside in England, while the other coach, Arno Michels, had no intention on staying on these shores.

Tuchel was said to be "happy and comfortable" in the UK and living in Surrey, where his two daughters were attending school.

However his situation means he cannot remain here while unemployed and he is expected move back home to Munich, Germany - though he does intend on spending some time in London.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Tuchel, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in Porto, has turned down a number of approaches for a swift return to management.

He is reportedly interested in becoming the next England manager if Gareth Southgate is no longer in charge after the World Cup in Qatar.

In the event that he took that job - or one in the Premier League, Tuchel would receive a new visa.

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Topics: Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, Premier League

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