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22nd Jul 2021

Thomas Tuchel gets a hurling lesson as Chelsea touch-down in Carton House

Lee Costello

Give the man ‘Manager of the Year’ already!

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, has had an unbelievable season.

He turned the Blue’s fortunes around by securing their top four finish, and adding only their second ever Champions League to the trophy cabinet.

He’s charismatic, he’s cool, he’s passionate, and now… he’s a hurler.

 (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The Chelsea team are currently in county Kildare, as part of their pre-season training, and Tuchel didn’t waste any time getting involved with Irish culture.

Dressed like he’s terrified of sunburn, he completed the full Irish ensemble when he was handed a hurl, and didn’t look a bit out of place swinging it about.

The footage is dubbed over with music, but we have a reliable source claiming that he said “Ah Jaysis, that Davy Fitz isn’t wise, is he? Reckon there’s no stopping Limerick now. Right, good luck so.”

The European champs are set to play Drogheda in a behind closed doors friendly, and although they are still missing a lot of players, who featured at the Euros, there are still some big names on show.

Tammy Abraham, Edouard Mendy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi are all available to play in the game.

Even with a weakened squad, you would fancy the Premier League side’s chances, but if they opt for a game of hurling as well, then Tuchel might just throw himself into the mix.