Thomas Tuchel is proofing to be of a different personality at Stamford Bridge.Tuchel is not repeating Mourinho’s mistake at Chelsea. The former Chelsea boss had a tendency of trying to find who was responsible for spreading information from within his squad and always tried to find a way to stop such culprit.
Mourinho was not an easy man to accept responsibility whenever his team registered a poor result. In a flashback, Mourinho lost 2-1 to Leicester, a result that saw his team slip just one place above relegation. Instead of admitting responsibility, the Portuguese went on the attack.
Mourinho is remembered to have said:
“One of my best qualities is to read the game for my players and I feel like my work was betrayed.
“One possibility is that I did an amazing job last season and brought the players to a level that is not their level and now they can’t maintain it.”
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Mourinho became furious the following day after a mole from the team leaked the team’s information. The Portuguese was sacked just 48 hours later which did not come as a surprise.
Unlike Mourinho, Tuchel doesn’t get fixated on how information leaks within the squad to reach the public. In a recent clash between Rudiger and Kepa, the German treated the issue as part of the modern game. He may not have liked it but accepted it.
That it got out…I get used to it in modern times,
“There are too many channels, too many ways that information can get out. I heard even that some of my debrief from the match got out there, what I told the team after the game, and stuff like that.
“Ok, it’s not nice. The information I give you now about the incident is, of course, not the full details because I strongly believe the details have to stay within the club, Cobham, the training ground, the dressing room. And of course, if we have meetings they have to be confidential and stay in the meeting room.
“Nowadays, things can get out which isn’t what we want. But it’s not such a big deal that I start thinking about who is the leak and who did this. You can get totally lost with that and I don’t want to lose my focus.
“I’m not much out there on social media, not at all. I’m not much on the media. I know what we talk about here and I won’t lose my trust in the group. So I accept it.”
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