Thomas Tuchel admits he is loving the calmer life managing Chelsea’s players rather than the superstars at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Chelsea boss says it is much easier working with Romelu Lukaku than Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Thomas Tuchel is enjoying managing Chelsea striker Romelu LukakuCredit: Rex
Tuchel found it more difficult managing Kylian MbappeCredit: AP
Neymar was not the easiest player for Tuchel to work withCredit: AFP
Tuchel told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “It’s easier to coach Lukaku than Neymar or Mbappe.”
The Chelsea boss has admitted managing PSG’s array of big names and their entourage was a challenge.
Tuchel said: “They are two completely different clubs with regards to style and organisation.
“At PSG, I felt I was the Minister for Sport. I had to also manage family members and friends of the stars.
“At Chelsea, I work much more calmly.”
Mbappe was furious with Tuchel after being subbed for PSG last year and their relationship reportedly broke down.
Brazil forward Neymar also threw a strop after being left out of the PSG squad for a French Cup tie as his relationship with Tuchel was strained.
But former PSG manager Tuchel is enjoying a much smoother relationship with his players at Stamford Bridge.
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The German guided Chelsea to Champions League glory last season and his side are currently top of the Premier League.
And he has established a strong bond with his players at Chelsea with Lukaku seemingly much easier to manage than the big names at PSG.
Lukaku is facing a month on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury during the win over Malmo.
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