Thomas Tuchel may leave Chelsea as a result of the UK government’s sanctions against Roman Abramovich, which have already had a huge impact on the club, and Manchester United fans want the team to make the most of it.
In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Abramovich was sanctioned on Thursday morning because he is “associated with a person who is/has been involved in destabilizing Ukraine and undermining/threatening territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine, namely Vladimir Putin, with whom (he) has had a close relationship for decades,” according to the government.
As a result, the Russian oligarch’s assets in the United Kingdom have been blocked, meaning his intended sale of Chelsea can no longer proceed, and the club is unable to sell tickets or goods. Chelsea has been awarded a special license that allows them to continue playing and paying their employees until May 31.
However, because no one knows how long the sanctions would last or when Chelsea will no longer be controlled by Abramovich, it might have severe consequences after the season is over. At this time, no new players can be signed, current players cannot be sold, and out-of-contract players cannot be offered new contracts.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, and Andreas Christensen will be unable to sign new contracts for the time being, thus putting manager Thomas Tuchel in jeopardy.
Despite the fact that the coach’s contract runs until 2024, questions have been raised over whether he would want to continue in such a difficult scenario, and United fans have made it obvious that the club should make a bid for him.
United is still looking for a permanent manager and hopes to have someone in place by the conclusion of the season. Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag are the current front-runners, but Tuchel has had far more success than either of them, and United fans are now fantasizing about him taking charge at Old Trafford.
He said: “No manager wants to be working amid such a background of uncertainty. If he gets the chance to leave for a club of #mufc‘s stature, he must take it.”
United’s search for a new manager was recently updated by football director John Murtough. “We are now pursuing a thorough process for the selection of a new permanent manager, who will take over this summer, with the goal of getting us back to challenging for domestic and European crowns,” he stated.