• Thomas Tuchel is not worried about the changes that will come following Roman Abramovich's decision to sell Chelsea
  • Abramovich confirmed the decision via a statement on the team's website
  • He guided the club to 18 major titles featuring Chelsea's first-ever league and FA Cup double in 2010

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich surprised the football world after announcing that he would be selling the team, but team manager Thomas Tuchel is not worried about it one bit.

Following Chelsea’s win over Luton Town FC in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Tuchel was asked about the development and his stoic demeanor spoke for itself.

"I'm not so much worried as I still feel privileged and in a good place. I hope and trust for the best. I'm so much a person who worries about things I can't influence. It's big news and will be [a] big change, but I am also never afraid of change and I'll focus on what I can influence,” remarked Tuchel as quoted by

The team website released Abramovich’s full statement about the sale, confirming that proceeds from the sale will be donated to the victims of the war in Ukraine.

Many believed that the sale was to be expected after Abramovich handed over the “stewardship and care” of the club to the Chelsea Charitable Foundation after the onset of the Russo-Ukrainian War on Saturday, February 26.

The 55-year-old Russian took over Chelsea in June 2003 after becoming the owner of the companies that had majority control over the club, with former owner Ken Bates buying rival club Leeds United.

Under his leadership, the Blues exploded into prominence on the global scene after winning 18 major trophies which includes two UEFA Champions League titles (2012, 2021), five FA Cups (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2018), and five English Premier League titles (2005, 2006, 2010, 2015, 2017).

Chelsea still has a long way to go in the Premier League as they currently sit in third with 50 points, 16 behind league-leading Manchester City and just three points ahead of the surging Manchester United.

“I hope that I will be able to visit Stamford Bridge one last time to say goodbye to all of you in person. It has been a privilege of a lifetime to be part of Chelsea FC and I am proud of all our joint achievements. Chelsea Football Club and its supporters will always be in my heart,” Abramovich wrote in closing of his official statement.

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Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea celebrates after their side's victory during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Luton Town and Chelsea at Kenilworth Road on March 02, 2022 in Luton, England. Michael Regan/Getty Images