Former Chelsea winger, Joe Cole has urged the club’s new owners to ensure Thomas Tuchel is tied to a new long-term contract.
This is despite the fact that Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League last night and may end the season without a trophy.
Chelsea showed character, putting on a superb display in the quarter-final reverse fixture at the Bernabeu.
The Blues appeared to have defeated the LaLiga Kings comfortably after taking a 3-0 lead (4-3 on aggregate) with Mason Mount, Rudiger and Timo Werner all getting on the scoresheet.
However, the LaLiga leaders came back after Luka Modric made a stunning assist, which Rodrygo fired in to send the match to extra-time.
Karim Benzema, again headed home to secure a 5-4 aggregate win.
And Cole, a multiple title winner with Chelsea, told BT Sport: “He knows in no uncertain terms it’s silverware where you are judged at Chelsea, that’s where the club has been for the last 20-odd years.
“I think the way he’s conducted himself from the first leg to how he’s got a team, adjusted it tactically, I know there’s uncertainty at Chelsea now, but whatever happens the first thing whoever comes in is to sit down with Thomas Tuchel, because he’s still the best young-ish manager in the world.”