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​Chelsea director Cech: What Tuchel is really like...

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Chelsea director Petr Cech has spoken about his interactions with head coach Thomas Tuchel.

Cech is a performance director at the club, having spent a legendary career as goalkeeper for the Blues.

Tuchel came in to the club in January 2021 to replace Frank Lampard as head coach, and guided the team to the Champions League trophy.

"I had played against Thomas's PSG team in a pre-season friendly when I was at Arsenal, but I hadn't properly met him in person until he arrived at Cobham the day before the Wolves game a year ago today. He walked in full of energy and ready to make things happen," wrote Cech in his official Chelsea website column.

"He is open minded, he is a good listener, a good communicator, and he has a very good sense of humour! He likes to joke and make a good atmosphere around the place. Any group needs people like that, but he is a hard worker and makes sure the team is ready every day so they can perform at the highest level. That counts the most.

"What people see during press conferences and games is the character we see of Thomas at Cobham. That's who he is. He loves football and lives the emotion, and it shows. He's the same in training. If he likes something or doesn't like something, he always lets people know.

"It was nice for Thomas to finish his first year with yet another win over Spurs. We played them three times in a short period, and beat them three times. That's not easy, but everyone at the club enjoyed doing that, and I know our fans certainly did!"

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