Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he was a Tottenham supporter growing up
According to the Evening Standard, newly-appointed Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he used to support Tottenham Hotspur growing up.
Tuchel was appointed as the manager of Chelsea earlier this week after the club sacked former midfielder Frank Lampard from the job.
The German tactician, who has managed the likes of Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain in the past kickstarted his time at Stamford Bridge with a goalless draw against Wolves on Wednesday night.
Tuchel, back in 2016, had revealed how he used to support Tottenham when he was young. Now that he has taken over our rivals, the German has explained his past comments. (h/t Evening Standard)
“I want to be very honest. We played the Europa League game with Dortmund at Tottenham and everyone . . . I just explained when I was young there was no daily matches live from Germany so all I could see was two minutes every few weeks.
“Suddenly Tottenham came across on our sports broadcaster and I heard the name Tottenham Hotspur. I have talked about that story. I was young. That was one of my first experiences, I did not know it was a club from London.”
Tuchel, however, insisted that his fondness for Spurs means nothing now that he is at a rival London club.
“Now I am aware I work for their big rivals and you can be sure we will do everything we can to beat them next week!”
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Tuchel will come up against next Thursday as Tottenham face Chelsea in the Premier League.