In a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel, the former manager of Chelsea Football Club, opened up about his feelings towards his former team.
Despite his successful tenure at Chelsea, Tuchel revealed that leaving the club was not easy for him.
"Chelsea was like family to me, so… it still hurts," Tuchel said. "But I'm very happy here at Bayern now."
Tuchel, who was appointed as the manager of Bayern Munich in the summer, went on to say that he had a great relationship with the people at Chelsea and still considers many of them as his friends.
"I had a good relationship with people at Chelsea, I still have a lot of friends at Chelsea — that's not going to change," Tuchel said.
During his time at Chelsea, Tuchel led the team to the Champions League title and a top-four finish in the Premier League. Despite the success, the German manager was sacked by the club's new hierarchy after just one season.
However, Tuchel has moved on from his time at Chelsea and is now fully focused on his new challenge at Bayern Munich. The 49-year-old begins his new career at Bayern tomorrow in a tough clash against Borussia Dortmund.
As for Chelsea, the club has also moved on from Tuchel's departure, appointing former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter as their new head coach. The Blues are currently sitting in tenth place in the Premier League and remain in contention for European honors. Chelsea is currently at the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League, hoping to beat Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
View excerpts of the interview on renowned Sports Journalist Fabrizio Romano’s twitter page below;