Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel says he is happy to remain at the club but admits the ‘situation will not go away’.
On Thursday, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was hit with a full assets freeze and travel ban by the UK, in the government’s most aggressive crackdown on oligarchs since Russia invaded Ukraine. Abramovich put the Blues up for sale on March 2 in the wake of Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine.
On the pitch, however, the men’s team secured a 3-1 win at Norwich, while the women’s side beat West Ham 4-1 on Thursday night.
“The situation will not go away, maybe tomorrow it will change again, but it will not go away,” Tuchel said.
“I am still happy to be here and still happy to be the manager of a strong team. I know there is a lot of noise around.
“I don’t have another answer for you. Relief would mean we struggle with all the information and news out there. It is a big change from yesterday to today. At the moment it seems on the football side it is almost protected.
“I feel privileged to have the chance to be involved in games, coaching, and football that I love.”
The Blues are currently third on the log with 56 points, 13 behind leaders Manchester City.