Ex-Chelsea boss Tuchel ‘has to leave UK and daughters must find new schools’ due to Brexit | Football | Sport
Express Sport understands that a meeting of Premier League clubs last week discussed the possibility of relaxing certain rules, including teams being able to sign U18 players from EU nations. They have not been able to do so since the end of free movement to and from the UK, meaning Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have missed out on some of Europe’s top young starlets.
Tuchel has been linked with succeeding Gareth Southgate as England manager. It is likely that he would have an application for a new visa approved in that scenario as he would be returning to the country to take up a job.
Chelsea replaced Tuchel with Graham Potter in September after the co-owner Todd Boehly decided there existed a large difference in opinion between the German and the club’s hierarchy.
Potter started well but his side have hit a poor period of form ahead of the World Cup, failing to win in five Premier League games before the tournament. A 1-0 reverse against Newcastle at the weekend was the Blues’ third-consecutive defeat.