Thomas Tuchel reportedly told one unnamed potential academy signing at Chelsea that Stamford Bridge is the place to be – and some Blues fans absolutely love the behind the scenes story.

Football London shares that Tuchel took time out of training to speak with a youngster who was a potential academy signing for the Premier League giants.

Apparently, the German boss told him that Chelsea is the perfect place to join even if he’s still not the club’s manager in the future.

Tuchel, who’s been Chelsea’s manager one year today, has won the hearts of the fanbase very quickly.

He’s cemented his legacy by winning the Champions League with the club, but there has been a massive improvement in the side during 12 months with him at the helm.

His reported interaction with a potential academy signing magnifies another reason why he’s so popular.

He was granted the big-money signing of Romelu Lukaku in the summer, but he’s not moved away from using youngsters in his first team and keeping a strong core of stars who came through the academy.

Blues defender Trevoh Chalobah has been a major success story to make a first-team breakthrough during Tuchel’s reign. Elsewhere, he’s putting huge faith in the likes of Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James.

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Chelsea fans adore Tuchel

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media say Football London’s story highlights how much Tuchel likes the club.

It looks from the outside like he’s emotionally invested at the Bridge and he’s certainly thrown his all into the job.

One Blues supporter has compared him to iconic ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. Scotsman ‘Fergie’ is renowned as one of the game’s best ever managers, and a huge part of his success came from tapping into the talent pool at Man United.

For Tuchel, he’s able to rely on some of the countries best emerging talent at Cobham. If he can emulate even half of what Ferguson achieved, he’ll go down as an all-time great.

Here are some Chelsea fans discussing their manager:

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