Malouda sends Chelsea board clear message about Thomas Tuchel's future
Former Blue Florent Malouda has urged Chelsea to abandon their way of sacking managers as he believes they have finally found the “right man” in Thomas Tuchel.
To say that Tuchel is at serious risk of losing his job is quite ridiculous at this point, but at Chelsea, you just never know.
The Blues currently sit third in the table, 12 points behind league leaders Manchester City, and are pretty much in the top four race now.
Since their 3-2 win over Leeds United on 11 December, Chelsea have only won eight points from a possible 21 in the league.
Malouda, who insisted Chelsea are not having a bad run of performances, admitted that in terms of the results, it is “clearly not enough”.
“But I think Tuchel knows what he is doing — he is the right man for the situation,” the former France international explained to the Evening Standard.
“From what I feel from outside, the players trust him. I don’t see any sign that he is in doubt.
“Of course, he is in the front line because he is the manager, but I think he has got the make-up [of the system of his team] he believes in.”
He also added that Chelsea must consider giving the German more time, which he thinks will only benefit the club.
“I wish, let’s say for five years, we kept the same manager,” he said.
“It is not about results because we won trophies. It is about the general atmosphere and stability.”
In a recent press conference, Tuchel spoke about his desire to see out his Chelsea contract which runs until 2024, but he is also aware that “history” is not on his side (Standard).
A top-four finish seems is likely the minimum expectation, at least for this season.
Chelsea are still competing in four cup competitions, though. This includes the Carabao Cup, in which they are set to play against Liverpool in the final on 27 February.
So, while they are practically out of the race for the league title, they could still finish the season on a high with multiple trophies.