Chelsea fans have not taken kindly to Jamie Carragher’s recent suggestion on Manchester United poaching Thomas Tuchel from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have been under serious trouble recently with a string of sanctions slammed on owner Roman Abramovich by the UK government and the European Union. While this has is likely to have some serious impact on the club’s short and long-term goals, other European clubs will probably look to make the best out of the situation.
Thomas Tuchel has been the talking point for some time ever since Jamie Carragher suggested that Manchester United should take the opportunity to sign the german manager. Tuchel has won the Champions League with the Blues last season and has over two years left on his contract.
Jamie’s stern response to Chelsea fans
Despite the criticism following his comments, Jamie hit back at those fans and insisted that the Blues have operated in the same manner ever since Abramovich bought the club in 2003.
Jamie pointed out how Chelsea have taken advantage of other clubs over the years and kept making expensive signings one after another.
“Chelsea have been doing that for 20 years. That was the big thing of Roman Abramovich coming,” the Sky Sports pundit said in a discussion with Gary Neville on Monday Night Football.
“‘We can throw our money about and we can get who we want, we’re going to go to Manchester United, the first thing we do, we’re going to get Peter Kenyon their CEO, we’ll go to Liverpool and take the best midfielder in Europe and destabilise that club for two summers.
“We’ll go and get Ashley Cole, an invincible, we’ll get caught tapping up, doesn’t matter, we’ll play the fine, England flying at the time with Sven-Goran Eriksson, no we want him as Chelsea manager, we’ll pay the fine don’t worry’.
“They win the Youth Cup every year or get into the final, not because they have the best coaches or the best academy, but because they go and basically take the best players from every club within this country and relocate the family.
“So, Chelsea football club have taken advantage of every other club in the last 20 years because of Roman Abramovich. So if I give an opinion of another club taking advantage of them, that’s just a way of life.
“I don’t want Chelsea to go to the wall. But that’s my opinion of it, I don’t want Chelsea fans the next time I go there questioning that opinion because that is exactly what Chelsea have done for the last 20 years.”