Rio Ferdinand shares what he saw Thomas Tuchel doing on visit to Chelsea’s training ground

April 20th, 2022

Rio Ferdinand shares what he saw Thomas Tuchel doing on visit to Chelsea's training ground

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Rio Ferdinand has shared that he saw Chelsea’s first-team boss Thomas Tuchel watching the club’s Under-15s age group on a visit to the training ground at Cobham.

Ferdinand was discussing the culture at various football clubs in his latest YouTube video.

He’s given a big thumbs up towards Tuchel for taking the time to watch Chelsea’s younger age groups, something he believes is excellent for the overall culture.

“I went to an Under-15s game at Chelsea, Tuchel was sitting in the stands watching the game at the training ground. That says a lot by the way,” Ferdinand said.

Of course, you expect any senior Chelsea manager to have an eye on the academy, especially given the amount of success stories from Cobham in recent years. Mason Mount and Reece James are just two of numerous examples.

It’s a credit that Tuchel’s watching the emerging talents playing as low as at Under-15 level, though.

The buzz and motivation that teenagers are going to get from seeing the first-team manager on the sidelines in person is superb.

Tuchel the dream man for Chelsea

Chelsea need to place Tuchel as the leading figure at Stamford Bridge, regardless of which new owners completes a takeover.

He’s a footballing man that’s barely put a foot wrong during nearly a year and a half as Blues manager, so the new ownership would be foolish not to trust and invest in him.

The German coach is a massive favourite with supporters that’s producing some excellent results on the pitch, and many feel he’s only just getting started with a squad that he’s yet to really build in his own image.

Of course, it’s a massive plus point that Tuchel is open and ready to integrate youngsters. He’s got the correct ruthless streak to bring in players when they’re ready, though.

Let’s hope we can get a Tuchel dynasty, which would be unfamiliar to what Chelsea fans have seen in recent times.