Fresh from Sunday’s late 2-1 win over Spurs at Wembley, the reports coming from Bild in Germany are certainly a surprise to the majority of the club’s fan base.
Just when you thought talk over Conte’s future in the capital would stop, it has once again resumed. What Chelsea need now is to concentrate on climbing the league, not gossip regarding the future of their manager.
It’s amazing that two games into the season there are already reports of Conte losing his job after the success the club enjoyed last season.
Chelsea have got themselves a fine manager in the Italian and it is key they ensure he remains in charge of the club.
Of course you can understand the manager’s frustrations in the transfer market, but Sunday’s result proved they will still be a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League.
Tuchel, on the other hand, is currently without a job having departed Borussia Dortmund at the end of the last season.
The 43-year-old is highly regarded in Germany but he left his role at Dortmund after falling out of favour with senior figures at the club.
Despite all the praise he has received over the past few seasons, Tuchel has only won one trophy during his managerial career.
That trophy came back in May when Dortmund sealed a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final at the Olympiastadion in his final game at the club.
With a wealth of talent at his disposal at Dortmund, Tuchel’s team never had enough to run Bayern Munich close in the league.
After finishing 10 points behind Bayern in his first season at the helm, Dortmund regressed and were 18 points behind the league champions last season.
Perhaps the fact that Dortmund are seen as one of Europe’s most fashionable clubs is the reason for many rating Tuchel so highly.
Judging by his record, Chelsea would be better off keeping Conte at the club. After all, Jurgen Klopp, the man Tuchel succeeded at Dortmund, has failed to hit the heights in the Premier League.
Many believed Klopp would be the man to lead Liverpool back to domestic glory for the first time since 1990, but that has not been the case.
The reds finished eighth in the German’s first season at Anfield, while he guided them to a fourth place finish by the smallest of margins last campaign.
With Klopp – who has similarly been hailed as one of the brightest young managers in the game – struggling, would Tuchel fare any better?
When you compare the success the Conte and Tuchel have had at club level, the Italian comes out way on top. The Italian is a winner, 10 league titles, as both a player and a manger, proves that.
Chelsea need to ensure that Conte stays as manager for the long-term.
The club have not had the best start to the season, but they will get over it. What the club cannot afford to do is make a kneejerk decision.
After the success the Blues enjoyed last year under Conte, the last thing they want to do is start going through managers once again.
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