Thomas Tuchel says Roman Abramovich’s decision to hand over control of Chelsea makes no difference to him and his team | Soccer News


Thomas Tuchel has pleaded for the media to stop asking him questions about Roman Abramovich as Parliament hears that the Chelsea owner is hastily selling his properties in the UK.

A visibly moved Tuchel asked journalists to stop asking him questions about the war in Ukraine, deeming the situation “horrible”.

“You have to stop, I’m not a politician,” Tuchel said, finally stopping reporters after several questions during his pre-match press conference before Chelsea faced Luton in the FA Cup.

“I can only repeat myself, and I feel bad repeating it because I’ve never known war. So even talking about it, I feel bad.

“I’m very privileged as I sit here in peace. I’m doing my best but you need to stop asking me these questions as I don’t have answers for you.”

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The Charity Commission has asked the Chelsea Foundation’s six trustees for information about a range of issues and confirmed that the Chelsea Foundation had made a ‘serious occurrence report’ regarding Roman Abramovich.

Labor MP Chris Bryant has used parliamentary privilege to reveal Chelsea landlord Abramovich was selling his UK home and another flat, telling the House of Commons the Russian billionaire was ‘terrified of being punished’.

Sky Sports News approached representatives for Chelsea and Abramovich for a response.

Tuchel says Abramovich’s decision to hand over control of the club to the administrators has made no difference for him and the team, nor for the day-to-day running of the club.

He reiterated that he does not expect his responsibilities at Stamford Bridge to change, although Abramovich has announced his intention to hand over the management and care of the club to his charitable foundation. Abramovich released his statement on Saturday, on the eve of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup final loss to Liverpool.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth round draw against Luton, Tuchel said: “For me as a manager and manager of the first team, the position doesn’t change too much in day-to-day business.

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Thomas Tuchel says his role won’t change too much after Roman Abramovich hands over the management of Chelsea to the club’s board.

“I have daily exchanges with [director] Marina [Granovskaia] and [technical and performance advisor] Petr Cech on how to improve the first team and it won’t stop as they remain in charge. It doesn’t affect what I do on a daily basis.”

When asked if Abramovich’s ownership of Chelsea was a problem, Tuchel added: “It’s a bit too much for me to answer. I don’t know any details and I’m not aware of the whole situation. We all agree that there are situations far more important than football.

“That will never change. Situations like war are of course so much more important, but it’s not for me to comment on the situation with Abramovich. I don’t know enough about it.”

Tuchel: We are calm in the center of a storm

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Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea’s statement on the Ukraine crisis included club owner Roman Abramovich.

“There are far more important things than football. Of course, war is horrible and there can be no other opinion than this. But why should we be more distracted than anyone of There’s a huge distraction and we’re worried but we’re trying to create an atmosphere where we can focus on our passion.

“We are privileged but of course across Europe everyone has noises in their head that they don’t like. Everyone is trying to do their best to do their job.”

When asked if he was worried about the future running of Chelsea, Tuchel said: “I don’t know if I’m the person giving messages to fans who aren’t sporting.

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Gary Neville has slammed Roman Abramovich’s statement regarding his decision to temporarily walk away from Chelsea, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“We try to be calm here and we are calm in the center of a storm or noise around us that we cannot control and we are not responsible for it either. It is best to remain calm, to focus on what we love and what we This is sport. We have the right to focus on the sport and the players have the right to be focused. This is what we can say to the fans and that’s what they saw on Sunday.

“There is a lot of commitment from players and fans, but everyone is aware that there are more important things. The situation in Ukraine is much more important than football and yet there was a Full stadium at Wembley and two strong teams who played a fantastic game. We can distract the fans and entertain them, and I see no other way.”

Abramovich ‘trying to negotiate peace’ between Russia and Ukraine

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Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol explains what Roman Abramovich’s decision to hand over the ‘stewardship and care’ of Chelsea to the club’s charitable foundation means for the club.

Abramovich is trying to broker peace between Russia and Ukraine, the Chelsea owner’s spokesman has said.

The Russian-Israeli billionaire on Saturday entrusted the “stewardship and care” of Chelsea to the trustees of the club’s foundation, in a bid to protect the Stamford Bridge club.

But now the 55-year-old is trying to help stop Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I can confirm that Roman Abramovich was contacted by the Ukrainian side for support in finding a peaceful solution, and has been trying to help ever since,” Abramovich’s spokesperson told Reuters. PA news agency.

“Given what is at stake, we ask for your understanding why we have not commented on either the situation as such or its involvement. Thank you.”

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