Thomas Tuchel has opened up and told Chelsea fans that he has trust issues after being offered that 18-month contract by the Blues.
The boys played out a 0-0 draw with Wolves in their first game with a new coach calling the shots, but They have remained unbeaten since then, taking in a further seven games across all competitions.
Tuchel has only agreed a deal through to the summer of 2022, with the 47-year-old initially concerned by the short-term vision on show there before accepting that anything can happen in an era of limited patience.
He said on his 18-month agreement: “At first I didn’t like it, I thought ‘maybe they don’t trust me?’
“’I have to leave my country, maybe leave my family behind and they are many points behind fourth spot’.
“Maybe we won’t make it which is still possible because it’s a tough race and it will be easy to sack me again.
“But after just a matter of minutes I took the weight off my shoulders. I thought ‘if I’m good, if they like what I’m doing they will make me stay.’
“’If I’m not good, if I don’t have good results they will sack me anyway.’ I can have a five-year contract and they could still sack me so why worry about it?
“Am I convinced about myself? Yes. Am I convinced about this club and team? Yes and yes. So why worry?
“From there on I stepped out of the cycle of thinking and I live a bit easier now. I don’t worry as much.”
He should be worried, as the job will always be on the line if he is not performing and getting the results that are expected of him. But with the squad he has, there can be no excuses right?