Thomas Tuchel has decided that he will not be leaving Chelsea despite the club being sanctioned due to their owner, Roman Abramovich.
It was announced on Thursday that the UK Government has sanctioned the club which means Abramovich’s plans to sell Chelsea have now been frozen.
The news comes as the government looks to put pressure on Russia President Vladimir Putin, who reportedly has ties with Abramovich.
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The Blues have now been given a contract ban and are not able to sign players or negotiate contracts, which means that several important players are now expected to leave at the end of the campaign.
The Telegraph has now revealed that Tuchel wants to remain at Stamford Bridge despite the sanctions and is not focused on the implications of the imposed bans.
The report claims six sides have registered an interest in acquiring Tuchel, who some thought would consider leaving the club, including Manchester United.
Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag look like the two leading candidates to take over from Ralf Rangnick in the summer, but the chance to appoint one of the top managers in Europe appeared to be too good of an opening to pass up on.
The Bluues are continuing to operate under a special licence until the 31st of May, though if the Government decides to strengthen its grip on them, then it remains to be seen whether Tuchel has a change of heart.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wrote on Thursday about how the Red devils must urge Tuchel to join them.
In his column for The Telegraph, he wrote: “Given the events at Chelsea, United’s decision to wait until the end of the season presents them with a choice no-one could have foreseen. One of the best managers in the world – the current FIFA coach of the year – must be top of their list.
“Tuchel, like everyone else at Stamford Bridge, will have no idea what the future holds at his current club. No one can offer him any assurances about how the squad will look at the start of next season given the club’s sale is on hold.
“No manager wants to be working amid such a background of uncertainty. If he gets the chance to leave for a club of United’s stature, he must take it.