'Of course': TalkSPORT pundit suggests he wouldn't be shocked if Chelsea man left after Madrid defeat
Simon Jordan admits he could see Chelsea sacking Thomas Tuchel in the summer if he ends the season relatively empty-handed.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Jordan suggested the German coach might walk the same fate as his predecessors if he fails to deliver more silverware before the campaign concludes.
It is the last chance silverware saloon for Chelsea
Tuchel missed out on successive Champions League successes yesterday after his side were knocked out by Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
Despite a monumental effort from the boys in blue, Carlo Ancelotti’s team just crossed the finishing line first.
With European glory now crossed off, Chelsea’s only other realistic chance of adding to their trophy collection comes in the form of the FA Cup.
The Premier League is pretty much out of reach, whilst the Carabao Cup evaded them in February.
It seems like an age since Cesar Azpilicueta lifted the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi, and even longer for the UEFA Super Cup.
Whilst many managers would bite your arm off to win one of those titles, let alone two, the role of Chelsea boss demands more defined splendour.
In no disrespect to the Club World Cup or the Super Cup, neither competition is exactly hotly contested.
They are not generally the hallmark of a coach’s career.
Take your hands off Tuchel
For a man in Tuchel’s position, conquering England and the continent will define his tenure.
Unfortunately for the 48-year-old, both achievements have evaded him this term, despite playing some beautiful football in the process.
Which, according to Jordan, could still spell his downfall, depending on the view of the new owners.
“I have never suggested that Thomas Tuchel should be removed,” said the former Crystal Palace owner.
“I have suggested that the ownership model has a track model of attaching a certain amount of time and a certain amount of achievement to managers and then saying ‘right thank you very much, next’.
“And he’s in that category if the only thing he delivers this season is the Club World Cup.
“Do I think Thomas Tuchel should be taking out? Of course, I do not. He’s an exceptional manager and Chelsea have become a far better team as a result of his management.
“But would I put it past Chelsea? How can you not put it past Chelsea? It’s what they do.
“I don’t think they’ll sack Tuchel. It would be bloody madness.”
Madness would be one word to describe the scenes outside Stamford Bridge if Tuchel was relieved of his duties by Roman Abramovich’s replacement.
Leave Thomas be and the angry mob will say at home.