Former Chelsea winger FlorentMalouda has advised the West London outfit on the culture of hire-and-fire at the club as he drummed support for current manager Thomas Tuchel. Malouda discussed the managerial position at Chelsea in a chat with the London Evening Standard as he advised the board to put an end to the constant dismissal of managers at the club. According to him, it looks like Chelsea have found the right man for the manager’s job at the club and that German tactician Tuchel is that man as he encouraged senior club officials to give him space to do a job for a long time to come.
Since the advent of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich as the Chelsea owner, the West Londoners have hired and fired managers at will. A lot of big names have been hired and fired along the way including club legend Frank Lampard.
New Everton manager Lampard was sacked as the Chelsea manager at the start of 2021 after 18 months in charge on the back of a poor run of results in the Premier League and he was subsequently replaced by current manager, Tuchel. Also, other big names such as Luiz Felipe Scolari, Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinhoand Carlo Ancelotti have been sackedm by the club.
Tuchel did a good job last season when he took over from Lampard as he led Chelsea to win the Champions League title via the 1-0 win over Manchester City in the final courtesy the first half strike from Kai Havertz. He also led them to the FA Cup final before they were beaten by Leicester City. For this season, Chelsea have already won the UEFA Super Cup.
In recent weeks, Tuchel has been under pressure after an average run of results in the league. His team had one win in seven games in the league and that all but ruled them out of the title race. The pressure eased with the 2-0 win at home to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in their last league game.