Thomas Tuchel has sent a message of warning to his successor at Chelsea, Graham Potter over Chelsea’s recent form.
Thomas Tuchel was axed from his job as Chelsea manager after the Blues lost their opening Champions League campaign to Croatian giants, Dinamo Zagreb.
Graham Potter started on a good note at Stamford Bridge and was unbeaten till Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Arsenal.
After losing to the Gunners at home, Graham Potter suffered another consecutive defeat, losing to Manchester City and crashing out of the EFL Cup.
Since taking over as Chelsea manager, it is the first time he has suffered a back-to-back defeat.
After the Manchester City defeat, Thomas Tuchel advised Graham Potter on how to survive as manager, saying the former Brighton manager must deliver results if he must be secure his job at Chelsea.
According to Tuchel, “nobody will trust the process if bad results continue,” despite the assurances given to the former Brighton manager.
Graham Potter is coming in for criticism from a pocket of Chelsea’s supporters following the back-to-back defeats to Arsenal and Manchester City.
Ex-Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has explained on a podcast that it is ‘about the results’. Without naming Potter he passed on some advice on how to survive at Chelsea.
Tuchel submitted that poor results at a club like Chelsea cannot extend beyond a ‘short period’. If it does, the coach will find little buy-in to his methods.
‘My experience in Chelsea, Paris, Dortmund and Mainz, it is about the results,’ Tuchel told the Ayurvedic Healing & Beyond Podcast.
‘You can overcome one loss, a short period… but it cannot be too long otherwise nobody trusts the process no more.’
The German, currently out of work since being sacked earlier this season by new co-owner Todd Boehly, spoke openly about his approach to managing the egos in Chelsea’s dressing room and why he needed to set the standard each day.
‘To worship the process on a daily process this is the most important,’ he added.
‘I try to be really strict and disciplined with the players, be on time, be friendly, be respectful, be ready, give your very best.’
Chelsea have now lost three of their last four matches – successive league defeats by Brighton and Arsenal before losing the cup clash at the Etihad – and alarm bells are ringing.
The honeymoon period appears well and truly over but Potter is embracing the challenge, rather than shirking it.
The ex-Brighton manager has maintained that he did not anticipate an easy task when he took up the challenge at Chelsea.
If that was the case, he would have easily stayed at Brighton in the Premier League, signed a new contract, and “be absolutely okay”.
Graham Potter admitted he has recently struggled at Stamford Bridge but said there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel had a successful short spell with Chelsea before he was sacked by Todd Boehly.
He guided Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2021. Still, He was ruthlessly axed in September 2022, and that will serve as a warning to Potter that disappointment is never allowed to fester for long at Stamford Bridge.