Thomas Tuchel reportedly took up an active role in Billy Gilmour’s loan move from Chelsea to Norwich City.
According to The Athletic, Tuchel was heavily invested in helping Gilmour decide which club to join ahead of next season.
Chelsea’s manager is a big admirer of the young Scotsman and certainly sees a future place for him in his squad.
However, both player and coach understood that to develop further, a loan spell would be the best solution.
It was confirmed today that the young midfielder had settled on Norwich, who are preparing for another campaign in the Premier League.
Tuchel wanted Gilmour to remain in the top division, so he could work on his game out of possession and to face the demands of regular first-team football.
Daniel Farke and the Blues boss also have a similar mindset in terms of setting up their respective teams, thanks to their prior work with Borussia Dortmund.
This could be a career-defining 12 months for the 20-year-old, who is currently on the brink of unleashing his full potential.
His one and only appearance at the European Championship opened the continent’s eyes to his abilities.
Brief cameos for Chelsea have had the similar effect here in England.
But Gilmour has the chance to demonstrate his talents across an entire term, rather than just snippets here and there.
Succeed at Norwich and the future at Stamford Bridge should be very bright for the Scot.