Thomas Tuchel has explained why he is not fearing the sack at Chelsea and insists he holds himself to the same standard as the club’s “expectation for results”.
Tuchel’s side are currently eighth, five points off West Ham in fourth, with one of his immediate goals to challenge for a top four finish and re-qualify for the Champions League.
But despite the Blues wielding the axe on their managers regularly over the years, the former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss is not concerned about the policy.
“Yes and no, at this level I am grateful to work at this level. If you sign for chelsea, you sign for the hunger of titles,” Tuchel said. “To be absolutely competitive. I’m aware of that.
“It’s like you said, it doesn’t scare me, we have big ambitions, I’m excited by the mixture of the team. The structure of the club. The first days were amazing.
“I’m absolutely aware at some point everybody expects results, but I’m doing that of myself all the time.”
Tuchel has also explained his motivation for joining the Blues, insisting the opportunity was too good to miss.
“Why not,” he added. “It was the opportunity with one of the biggest clubs in the world in the most competitive league in the world.
“We felt like we should absolutely not miss the chance to join the Chelsea family. It was a pretty easy choice.”