Thomas Tuchel has 90 days until he’s ‘required to leave UK’ because of Brexit

Thomas Tuchel is thought to have a 90-day period until he is required to leave the country following his dismissal at Chelsea having been left in post-Brexit visa limbo.

The former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss was sacked by Chelsea on September 7 and replaced by Graham Potter – but is reportedly still living near to their Cobham training base.

The Champions League winning boss is said to be waiting to hear over his right to live in the country going forward – but is yet to hear from the Football Association or the Home Office.

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A representative for Tuchel told the Telegraph this week: "We will act in accordance with UK rules and adapt all future plans. Final decisions are not made yet."

Tuchel is unable to enjoy a sabbatical in England, despite being happy in the country, due to post-Brexit rules having now been out of work for two weeks.

The 49-year-old was one of the first foreign coaches to move to England under the post-Brexit rule changes, with Chelsea required to make a special application to bring his staff here at the time.

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Tuchel said following his Stamford Bridge departure: "This is one of the most difficult statements I have ever had to write – and it is one which I hoped I would not need to do for many years. I am devastated that my time at Chelsea has come to an end.

"This is a club where I felt at home, both professionally and personally. Thank you so much to all the staff, the players and the supporters for making me feel very welcome from the start.

"The pride and joy I felt at helping the team to win the Champions League and the Club World Cup will stay with me forever. I am honoured to have been a part of this club’s history and the memories of the last 19 months will always have a special place in my heart."

With new owner Todd Boehly saying of the decision: "So our goal is to really bring a team together that, with the academy, with the first team, with the incremental clubs we want to acquire and develop, all of that need to be a well-oiled machine.

"And the reality of our decision was that we just weren’t sure that Thomas saw the same way we saw. No one’s right or wrong, it’s just we didn’t share a vision for the future.

"It wasn’t about soccer, it was really about the shared vision for what we wanted Chelsea Football Club to look like. It wasn’t a decision that was made as a result of a single win or loss."


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