Thomas Tuchel could be deported before Christmas after the shock of his Chelsea sacking left him in a post-Brexit visa stalemate… with the German coach potentially only 90 days to stay in the UK.
- Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea earlier in September after a poor start to the season
- The German coach had also disagreed with the players and the Blues’ owners
- But a post-Brexit visa means he can be deported after 90 days of separation
Thomas Tuchel may reportedly be forced to leave the UK before Christmas after his surprise dismissal at Chelsea.
The German was brutally fired from his role as manager at Stamford Bridge earlier in September to be replaced by Graham Potter soon after.
This came after a poor start to the season but also due to a rift with new owner Todd Boehle as well as members of his first team.
The final straw came after the shock away defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
This was despite him being bolstered by around £250m in the transfer market over the summer as he looked to replicate his success in the 2021 Champions League with the club, as well as lead a battle for the Premier League title.
But the fallout could have other implications for Tuchel, according to telegraph He may now face deportation from the country due to Brexit rules.
The report states that Tuchel arrived in Britain on a visa approved by the post-Brexit governing body, meaning he only had 90 days from his dismissal to remain legally in the UK.
Thomas Tuchel was sacked as Chelsea coach earlier in September after a poor start
This has not been confirmed by the Football Association.
A representative for Tuchel told the Telegraph: “We will act in accordance with UK rules and adapt all future plans. Final decisions have yet to be made.
Tuchel is still stationed near Cobham’s training ground in Chelsea, while his children still attend school locally.
Tuchel also disagreed with club owner Todd Boley over the club’s direction
While he appears happy to remain in the UK for the time being, the report also adds that he is considering his future options as he looks for a quick path back into management and further his career.
Although Tuchel is not known to be returning quickly with a new club despite joining Chelsea just a month after being sacked from PSG almost two years ago.
After leaving Borussia Dortmund, he stayed in Germany for a year while also taking 12 months off leave following his departure in Mainz in his home country before that.
Tuchel’s last match came in a shock 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League
Although time itself out leaves his position on remaining in the UK opaque, he still favors a quick return to management.
Despite his dismissal, his shares will remain high, and it is believed he will open to work again in England where he will likely feel he has unfinished business, while a return to Germany could also resume should an option arise.
His move to England was one of the first steps after the Brexit rule change, and forced Chelsea to make a special request to allow the Blues’ back team to travel with him to England.