As the Chelsea players joined their respective national camps for the commencement of the season’s last international break, it was back to the business at the office for head coach Thomas Tuchel.
The German manager has enjoyed an incredible start to life at Stamford Bridge, being unbeaten in his first fourteen games in charge of the west London outfit.
Tuchel is already considered to be a fan favourite for changing the club’s fortunes massively after taking over from Frank Lampard in January, as he helped Chelsea consolidate their top-four credentials for this season – as well as helping the club progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
A photo of the new Chelsea boss emerged on social media – while the best players of his very talented squad are out on international duty, Tuchel – who could have had a few days off – was snapped highly engrossed in his work.
Tuchel is seen to be sitting in his office of the head coach at the club’s training facility at Cobham, with multiple notepads in front of him as he analyzes the formations in the notebook right ahead of him. If one looks closer, one might see the outlines of the 3-2-5 (attacking) and the 5-3-2 (defensive, in black) shape that Chelsea have been known to play since the German’s arrival at the English capital.
The picture of the head coach has got the club’s supporters talking, as they lauded his work ethic and his immense determination to not start to get complacent after the brilliant start to life at Chelsea – and keep up the good work.
Thomas Tuchel.— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) March 25, 2021
The work never stops when you want to be the best. pic.twitter.com/9DkoklsaWP
Tuchel’s diligence and work ethic is unmatched. pic.twitter.com/hYZzLjzPQ4— JMH (@ChelseaCentral_) March 25, 2021
Much like the club’s supporters, central defender Antonio Rudiger has recently voiced praise for his coach, applauding his compatriot for his obsession over detail and his penchant for tactical innovation.
Rudiger also added that Tuchel is “fun to work with and takes the squad forward” – which is not a surprise considering that the eccentric Tuchel has developed a reputation for himself over the years for being a fun-loving, yet obsessive tactician who will go to any lengths in order to keep his team winning games, as extracted from his spells at Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint Germain.
Rudiger on Tuchel: “He is very detail-obsessed and brings over the tactical tricks extremely well. He is fun to work with and it takes us all forward. This is especially important in the European Championship year.”— Vince™ (@Blue_Footy) March 25, 2021
Chelsea will next face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, before they travel to the Estadio do Dragao to face Porto in the first leg of their Champions League clash.