Thomas Tuchel: Man United Legend Roy Keane Backs Chelsea Boss to Turn Around His Side’s Poor Performance

Thomas Tuchel: Man United Legend Roy Keane Backs Chelsea Boss to Turn Around His Side’s Poor Performance

  • Former Manchester United captain turned pundit Roy Keane has called Thomas Tuchel a top-quality manager
  • Tuchel has been under fire lately, with his side posting unconvincing results during their preseason friendly games
  • Keane has blamed it on the uncertainty that the club was involved in before and after the new ownership came in

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has received backing from the unlikeliest of sources after former Manchester United captain Roy Keane rooted for him.

Tuchel is currently undergoing a poor run of form after his side struggled to churn out impressive results during preseason friendlies.

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea, Roy Keane, Raheerm Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, preseason
Thomas Tuchel during a TV interview after a training session at Osceola Heritage Park in Orlando. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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Chelsea scrapped through a 2-1 victory over Club America before losing to Charlotte FC on post-match penalties. They then suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of their London rivals, Arsenal, sparking questions about the Blues' preparedness for the upcoming season.

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Keane, a well-known pundit for his hard-hitting comments, has jumped to Tuchel's defence calling him a high-quality manager. Speaking to Sky Bet, as quoted by the Evening Standard, Keane articulated that Tuchel needed some breathing space given what he has had to handle in the past few months.

There has obviously been loads of uncertainty over the club over the last few months, which has been sorted out now with the new ownership coming in.
I'm pretty sure again that he will be able to bring some players in. He is a top-quality manager, he has dealt with a lot of issues over the last few months.

The new ownership has already backed Tuchel with signings in the form of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, but there is still the feeling that more needs to be done.

Chelsea will open their campaign against Everton before facing rivals Tottenham Hotspur in an early decider of how things will pan out.

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Jorginho backs Kalidou Koulibaly to succeed at Chelsea

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Jorginho had expressed confidence that Chelsea's latest recruit Kalidou Koulibaly will excel at the club.

Koulibaly officially completed his move from Napoli to become Chelsea''s second signing of the summer after Raheem Sterling.

The experienced defender arrives at Chelsea when the club is short of defensive options following the departure of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.