Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel stated that “there are so many unknowns surrounding our club’s predicament” in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Tuchel made the remarks ahead of his side’s Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on Sunday at Wembley.
“We can’t pretend this isn’t a problem,” Tuchel said.
“The situation in Ukraine is terrible for me, my staff, and everyone at Cobham, including the players.
“Nobody could have predicted this. It’s surreal; as I already stated, it’s clouding our minds and dampening our anticipation for the final.
“And it creates a great deal of uncertainty for all the people and families that are currently more invested than we are.
“And, certainly, our best wishes, regards, and thoughts are with them, which is the most important thing.
“And there are still so many unknowns about our club’s condition and the situation in the UK, with scenarios like these, that it’s pointless for me to remark.”
Abramovich is said to be close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and is one of Russia’s wealthiest people.
Chris Bryant, a Labour MP, told MPs he had a leaked Home Office memo suggesting Abramovich should not be allowed to set up shop in the UK.
The charges made concerning Abramovich in the House of Commons were not confirmed by Downing Street.
“We’re aware of it,” Tuchel added, “but we don’t have as much inside information as you might assume.”
“But I believe it is also the right of the squad, the staff, and myself to be perhaps less political and to focus on sports.
“Not because we’re hiding; the situation is evident; it’s terrible, without a question. That’s all there is to it.
“For many, the war in Europe has been inconceivable for a long time.
“Let us pause for a moment. The impact is obvious, and the talks are having an effect.
“But let’s be a little more patient and figure out what the measures are going to be, and then we’ll have to deal with it and adjust,” says the author.