Thomas Tuchel: Former Chelsea Manager Could Be Deported From the United Kingdom

Thomas Tuchel: Former Chelsea Manager Could Be Deported From the United Kingdom

  • The new Brexit rules could come to a disadvantage to Thomas Tuchel, who is now thought to have 90 days from his sacking to leave the United Kingdom
  • Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea at the start of Spetember, with Graham Potter immediately replacing him
  • The Football Association is yet to decide with finality on Tuchel's legality to remain in England past the 90 days

Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is now facing a new dilemma as he awaits a decision on how long he can remain in the United Kingdom after his sacking.

Tuchel, a German, could be deported from the United Kingdom due to Brexit rules. The manager has been working in the UK under a post-Brexit Governing Body Endorsement visa.

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Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. Photo by Denis Lovrovic.
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But following his sacking, Tuchel is now believed to legally have 90 days from the time of his sacking to leave the country. This, as Telegraph Sport reports, is subject to confirmation from the Football Association.

The Brexit Governing Body Endorsement visa is a requirement that was introduced in January 2021. All foreigners needed to apply for a permit to work in the United States following United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.

Tuchel still lives in London next to Chelsea's training base at Cobham. His two daughters attend a nearby school in Surrey as he continues to mull over his next steps.

The Champions League-winning coach could be keeping tabs on the unravelling situations at Bayern Munich and Juventus. Julian Nagelsmman and Massimiliano Allegri are believed to be hanging by the thread amid a poor run of form from their clubs,

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that Kai Havertz has hit out at the Chelsea hierarchy for sacking Thomas Tuchel as the club manager.

Tuchel was shown the door at Stamford Bridge earlier in September after a slow start to the new season, which saw them lose their opening Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb.

The Blues were humbled 1-0 during the Group E opener of the European competition staged at Stadion Maksimir.