‘Thomas Tuchel should be Prime Minister!’: Joe Cole lavishes praise on Chelsea boss for exemplary leadership during ‘turbulent time’ at crisis club
- Thomas Tuchel has been dignified throughout Chelsea’s turbulent situation
- Club are up for sale and Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by government
- Uncertainty surrounds Blues but manager has led them with distinction
- Joe Cole said: ‘You see a manager doing that, he should be Prime Minister!’
Joe Cole has heaped praise on Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel for his dignified handling of a turbulent time at Stamford Bridge.
The German has fronted up and answered difficult questions while others at Stamford Bridge refuse to put their head above the parapet.
Owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the government for his ties to Vladimir Putin and all of his assets frozen amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Joe Cole hailed Thomas Tuchel’s leadership in the face of adversity at Chelsea
The German has been dignified and fronted up amid chaos at the crisis-stricken club
The Russian is looking to complete a swift sale of the club in what is a concerning time for staff and fans.
But Tuchel has managed to steer the ship through choppy waters admirably and led Chelsea into the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday evening.
A 2-1 win over Lille away from home secured a 3-1 aggregate scoreline and Cole was full of praise for Tuchel.
He told BT Sport: ‘Going back to Tuchel’s leadership, we’ve been through such turbulent times and we’ve seen such poor examples of leadership throughout our society.
Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the government and had his assets frozen
‘Then you see a football manager stepping up like that, talking like that, doing that and it is just a breath of fresh air. He should be Prime Minister.’
A number of prospective buyers are forming their bids to buy Chelsea, with both Abramovich and the government chasing a swift resolution.
Former Chelsea player and manager Gianluca Vialli has confirmed he is working with British property developer Nick Candy in his bid to buy the club.
American tycoon Ken Griffin and the Ricketts family, are understood to be readying a huge bid – with Griffin alone having a fortune worth around £20billion ($26.5bn).
Chelsea beat Lille in the Champions League to advance to the quarter-finals
And Ghanaian businessman Bernard Antwi Boasiako has pledged to bring stability back to Chelsea after confirming to Sportsmail that he is also interested in bidding for the club.
While Tuchel and Co await their fate with baited breath, the players have been carrying out their jobs with professionalism.
Chelsea have won their last five games and remain in the hunt for the Champions League as well as FA Cup.