POTENTIAL Chelsea owner Nick Candy has warned Manchester United to keep “excellent man” Thomas Tuchel.
Candy’s consortium, which includes moneymakers from South Korea and the US, placed a bid of more than £2 billion for the club on Friday.
United are still searching for a long-term boss and have left envious glances ahead of German Tuchel’s Champions League win.
But property developer and lifelong Blues fan Candy said: “Thomas Tuchel has done an incredible job at a very difficult time over the past few weeks.
“He was well spoken, well behaved and a real man.
“It’s one thing to be a great manager, it’s another thing to be a great human being.
“But he has proven that he is not only a great manager but also an excellent human being.
“He’s got the respect of the media, he’s got the respect of the players, he’s got the respect of the fans, so it’s all credited to him.”
Tuchel clearly won over Candy, despite his personal friendship with sacked former boss and Stamford Bridge legend Frank Lampard.
When asked if his managerial role could represent a ruthless and relentless pursuit of success as it did under Roman Abramovich, Candy said: “In business, you have to make the right decisions. at the right time.
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“It’s a testament to how many trophies there were in the closet that maybe they were the right decisions and Roman was quick to execute them.
“Sometimes I myself can disagree with them.
“I think for Frank, he went a bit early and maybe seeing the Champions League at the end of the season is quite difficult for him.
“But he loves Chelsea, so at the same time it’s probably a great thing for him to lay some groundwork in.”
Chelsea’s foundations, of course, include Stamford Bridge, with Candy admitting the stadium is “not fit for purpose” and will require a five-year rebuild, with the team moving to Wembley for the period. there.
But he also believes that the new Chelsea must be a ‘warbler’ club – stealing the best ideas from their rivals but giving them an extra dimension.
That means copying Spurs’ stadium and training ground model and taking a leaf out of Manchester City’s book with sister clubs around the world growing.
“If you can have the best investor from Africa, India, the Americas, Asia, like we have in our bid, and they use regional fans,” explains Candy. there in the world to earn money for the club back home, it’s amazing.
“And why can’t we have branches of the club in Korea or Los Angeles or wherever?
“The city has probably done the best job of feeder clubs. They run it the right way, they’re awesome.”
Candy is confident that its consortium will be part of any second round of bidding. And he reassured any worried fans by adding: “The idea that this club is going bankrupt is ludicrous. It has a lot of money in the bank.
“Yes, obviously sanctioned, so the Government is controlling where that money can be spent but it won’t go bankrupt and it will be bought up very quickly.”
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