Tuchel reveals he has not spoken to Roman Abramovich since joining Chelsea

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Thomas Tuchel says he has not spoken to the blues owner, Roman Abramovich, since being appointed Chelsea manager.

The German coach also confirmed that he has not received any apology from Abramovich over the failed European Super League.




The former PSG and Dortmund manager replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January after the Englishman was sacked by Abramovich.

“Nobody needs to apologise (to me),” Tuchel said in a press conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League meeting with West Ham on Saturday.

“I haven’t spoken to the owner [Roman Abramovich] since I arrived. I’ve spoken to the club before and after the match. I was told we were pulling out, and that was all I needed to prepare for the next match against West Ham.

“It’s the owner’s club. It’s not my club. I am part of the club. It’s the club’s decision, and now they’ve changed. So there’s no need to apologise to me.




“We were distracted, yeah (against Brighton during the week) because otherwise, it wouldn’t have made sense to focus on games. Me, personally, I arrived in a state of mind on Tuesday with not the usual mindset I arrive for a match.

“It’s in the past now. Like I said, I don’t think they need to apologise to me.”

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