Thomas Tuchel reveals plans for next season

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Thomas Tuchel has quickly shifted his focus to next season as he reveals plans for the club claiming he will not go on holiday.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed his plans for the club next season as he claims not to go on holiday.

The German led the Blues to a third-place finish in the Premier League but quickly shifting focus to next season.

The London club transfer plans and contract renewals have been frustratingly placed on hold but Tuchel is hopeful that will all change soon, at which point he has stressed the need to act fast and smartly in order to make up for lost time in the market.

“I cannot go on holiday, it’s impossible,’ said Tuchel. “There are too many things to clarify and have an opinion on. It’s not necessary to do everything in person but the first days I will be here anyway and around because my children are in school so the holidays will start with a bit of a delay.

“It’s also normal in a situation like ours that you stay in contact and you have the possibility with Zoom and FaceTime to have calls, share opinions and to move on forward, because we need to.

“We don’t really know what’s going to happen – if we are able to sell, do we want to sell, do we have a chance to get alternatives? The situation is not only for us as the ones responsible for the rebuild and for transfers, it’s also for the players a strange situation.

“You could feel it over a long period of time. We managed to put it aside and keep the focus but the longer it got after the international break, it had an impact on us and it still has. Let’s see when we will finally have the chance to act and make up because the disadvantage in terms of timing for the rebuild is big and we have to be fast and smart.”

Chelsea will head to the USA in July for their pre-season friendlies in Las Vegas, Charlotte and Orlando, with the German hopeful he will have a full squad available for the tour prior to the Premier League curtain-raiser on 5 August.

“The plan is if they play for their national teams, they will come back one week later than the rest on 9 July,’ he explained. ‘Hopefully we can do this and have everybody for the pre-season because it’s a pre-season where you have at least four weeks together and not a lot of groups are coming at different timings.

“It’s more or less two groups and then we have to be quick to adapt to the qualities and the personalities of any new guys.”




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