Tuchel confirms ‘out of the box’ plan to use Chelsea stars in transfer hunt

Date published: Saturday 17th April 2021 8:31 - Jonny Whitfield

Thomas Tuchel, Kurt Zouma Chelsea March 2021

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that he is thinking about seeking advice from his current stars over summer transfers.

The German’s arrival at Stamford Bridge in late January meant the most recent transfer window passed him by. However, reports claim that the Blues are ready to conduct more big spending after last summer’s splurge. Chelsea spent over £200million, bringing in several major signings.

Nevertheless, a new striker is supposedly on their radar, with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland a key target.

Tuchel has a strong record of transfer swoops from his time managing Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.

But the tactician, always looking for new ways to improve his work, has revealed that he could use his current stars for opinions on potential targets.

“I spoke to a conductor in Germany and he told me that once in his orchestra he had to find a new musician,” the manager told reporters (via the Daily Star).

“He picks three maybe that he likes as a replacement, but the final decision is made through the orchestra. We had a long discussion about this.

“It made total sense to me because they have to play with the new person. I am brave enough to think about what this could mean in recruiting in football.

“Could it be that the team maybe decides, like a pre-selection, and the responsible guys that you trust, your captains, decide with you which one they think fits the most?

“If an orchestra can do it, why not? It’s out of the box thinking.”

Indeed, Tuchel added that he likes to have “a lot of influences”, including the headteacher at his daughter’s school.

Tuchel always looking to learn

Thomas Tuchel TEAMtalk

“Maybe not for advice on one game but in general how to lead a group or be part of a group,” he added.

“I always hope that I am humble enough to take any conversation and learn from it and grow. I don’t want to be the same person from last week or the same coach from five years ago. I want to learn and to grow.

“You talk to the director of your little girl’s school and learn how they respond to Covid and you are a smarter person than you were before.


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“In the end, you are the summary of your talks and the people who influence you. I’m so happy to have a lot of influences.”

Chelsea return to action on Saturday evening when facing Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals.

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