Chelsea would find it easier to replace Romelu Lukaku over Thomas Tuchel as the Blues boss is one of the only ‘top class’ coaches in world football.
That is the view of Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who discussed Lukaku’s bombshell interview released earlier this week, where he revealed he was ‘unhappy’ with his situation at Stamford Bridge and also criticised his manager.
Lukaku has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons this weekGetty
Lukaku was omitted from Chelsea’s matchday squad to face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge after Tuchel admitted his frustrations with the player’s comments on Friday.
And despite admitting that ‘player power’ often prevails at Chelsea, Carragher says the club would find it easier to change their ways this time round and replace their £97.5million club-record signing rather than their manager.
He said that along with Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, Chelsea boast one of the top coaches in the world and they would be naive to dismiss the man who steered them to the Champions League in just six months in charge rather than their striker.
“I admire what Mikel Arteta has done with Aubameyang and in some ways I admire Tuchel here,” he told Sky Sports.
Tuchel is regarded as one of the best young managers in the world and Carra reckons Chelsea wouldn’t consider parting ways with their German bossGETTY
“Let’s not forget this club. This is a different club, the players have always won against the manager.
“Right now, I think in terms of top managers around in world football, I would say we have three in the Premier League in Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.
“Look at the problems, Manchester United have right now – they still don’t know who they’re going to get at the end of the season.
“I actually think right now – even though they’ve had great success changing managers over the last ten years – I think it would be easier for them to replace Lukaku then the manager they’ve got.
Lukaku will miss the clash against Liverpool following his commentsGetty
“Because they’ve got a proper top class manager right now.”
Another Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness, said that Lukaku was out of order with his comments.
“This guy has more than crossed the line,” he said. “He has to apologise to his teammates.
“Someone in the dressing room has come up with that nonsense when we were players, how do you think we would have reacted?
“It’s so offside it beggars belief.”
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