Chelsea were reportedly warned against appointing Thomas Tuchel as manager a number of seasons ago as they weighed up replacing Antonio Conte.
Tuchel was tipped to take the Stamford Bridge hot seat in 2017 after his sacking as Borussia Dortmund boss.
Blues chiefs were concerned then-manager Conte would leave his role at the end of the 2016/17 season despite him leading the club to the Premier League title.
And managers including Tuchel and Massimiliano Allegri quickly staked their claims to take over in west London.
But Chelsea were fired a warning that Tuchel might prove just as troublesome as Conte or former boss Jose Mourinho, according to the Daily Telegraph .
The revelation comes as Tuchel is once again linked with the Chelsea job, with the club’s hierarchy exploring the possibility of replacing Frank Lampard.
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