Tuchel vows to stay put at Chelsea

Former Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel./COURTESY

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said he and his players have a responsibility to fight for everybody at the club after insisting he will stay at Chelsea at least “until the end of the season”.

In their first home game since owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned and disqualified as a director of the club, Chelsea snatched a dramatic late win over Newcastle.

On the same day Chelsea Women secured a stoppage-time win over Aston Villa, and boss Emma Hayes said she is not worried about the place of the women’s team.

But technical advisor Petr Cech says the club is taking things “day by day” amid ongoing restrictions.

After Kai Havertz’s 88th-minute winner at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel assured fans he would not leave them in the lurch.

He said: “There’s no doubt I stay until the end of the season. We just have to wait day by day because everything can change.

“This result has a huge impact on us, to give this pleasure to our fans means a lot. It changes everything.

“We are aware how privileged we are. This is a huge club, we are in the focus, but we are very privileged.

“Hundreds of people in this club are not so privileged, maybe face a more existential threat and are more worried about their future than us.

“This gives us a responsibility to fight for them, keep their heads up high and not give in. This is what we can do and this is what they demand from us.”