It is not yet clear if the word of warning that comes from former Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel to the current Chelsea manager, Graham Potter in the dugout at Stamford Bridge, and the German knows better than most how ruthless it is managing in west London.
Chelsea Boss, Graham Potter
has been under criticism already by the fans, just few months as he took over the job, with defeat to Arsenal in the league followed up by a Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Manchester City.
The former Brighton boss’ concerning make a comment that Arsenal were ‘better’ and said Chelsea showed ‘courage’ against a ‘top team’ like Manchester City, have caused a stir.
For Tuchel, he said that Chelsea cannot extend beyond a ‘short period’ or Potter will find little buy-in to his methods.
‘My experience in Chelsea, Paris, Dortmund and Mainz, it is about the results,’ Tuchel told the Ayurvedic Healing and Beyond Podcast.
‘You can overcome one loss, a short period… but it cannot be too long otherwise nobody trusts the process no more.’
Meanwhile, the German, yet to get a coaching job currently since being sacked earlier this season by new co-owner Todd Boehly, spoke openly about his approach to managing the egos in Chelsea’s dressing room and why he needed to set the standard each day.
‘To worship the process on a daily process this is the most important,’ he added.
‘I try to be really strict and disciplined with the players, be on time, be friendly, be respectful, be ready, give your very best.’
Chelsea have now lost three of their last four matches – successive league defeats by Brighton and Arsenal before losing the cup clash at the Etihad – and alarm bells are ringing.
The honeymoon period appears well and truly over but Potter is embracing the challenge, rather than shirking it.
Speaking earlier in the week, he said:
‘If I wanted a nice, easy life, I could have quite easily stayed at Brighton in the Premier League, signed a new contract and been absolutely okay.
‘And I wouldn’t have had too many questions about myself, pressure, sackings or anything like that.’
‘You have to go through. There is discomfort and pain along the way.
‘If you want to do something new, in my mind, you have to fail. It’d be wrong of me to say anything else. There’s no shortcut to it in my experience.
‘One of the reasons to come [to Chelsea] – there were many – is it’s a fantastic football club, potentially one of the best in the world that can compete for any major trophy.’