Thomas Tuchel recorded his first full season in the Premier league last campaign. The German coach was backed to clinch the English league title following his team’s European dominance in his maiden year. Tuchel however failed tp live up to the expectation but secured a Champions league spot for his side, finishing third behind title winners- Manchester City, and runners-up- Liverpool.
While the German manager had arguably concrete reasons for his side’s woeful performance in the last season, he has been rated the most complaining manager in the Premier league.
Tuchel topped the 2021/2022 Most Complaining Manager list with a complain percentage of 57.9%. Tuchel hit the complain button in 11 post-match conferences out of 19; after recording either a draw or a loss.
Reports via Athletic claims the COVID-19 breakout within the Chelsea squad was Tuchel’s favorite excuse; blaming the pandemic three times in December for his team’s sloppy performance.
Tuchel had also pointed accusing fingers to poor referee decision and individual player performance twice each, and fatigue once for his side’s undesirable results. The flimsiest of the German’s excuses so far was recorded after a 4-2 home defeat to Arsenal, throwing the blame on the Stamford Bridge’s pitch.
It seems as if when things take a down turn at Chelsea, every other person or circumstance except Thomas Tuchel is to be blamed.