Chelsea boss Tuchel expecting 'big change' and plots hierarchy talks with Abramovich sale

When asked if it would help if someone senior came and spoke to him, Tuchel bluntly replied: “It will happen. It always happens.”

The German has had a whirlwind 13 months at the club, winning the Champions League and Club World Cup in a short space of time to give himself a huge boost in reputation and standing at the west London outfit.

But he refused to agree that he would talk to the players about the impending sale, leaving it to the club’s hierarchy to display their message.

“Me personally? I don’t think I have to talk about it. I do not know as much as maybe you think. I’m not a CEO or a member of the board. I am very sure the club will speak to us and to the players and it’s also necessary,” Tuchel said when asked if he would talk to his playing staff.

Questions were then posed about whether Tuchel would have to address the uncertainty at the club and if that would be him or not. However, the former Borussia Dortmund boss said he would not go the extra mile in taking the horns over the situation.