He joined to play for Tuchel and Boehly called him personally

He joined to play for Tuchel and Boehly called him personally

One of the last signings done by the German manager was surely worried about his role now Tuchel is gone

Por: Fernando RomeroJueves 8 Sep 2022

 "I'm really happy to play for him again" is what Pierre Emerick Aubameyang replied when he was asked about the prospect of being coached by Thomas Tuchel once again. Imagine the Gabon international's shock when less than a week after he was announced as a Chelsea player, the Blues sacked the German.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang joined Chelsea to work with Tuchel, but it lasted less than a week

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang joined Chelsea to work with Tuchel, but it lasted less than a week

Tuchel and Aubameyang teamed at Borussia Dortmund, and the seasoned striker expressed his joy at working again with his former boss. "It will be an honour and a joy again [to play under Tuchel], we had some good times in Dortmund together so I am really happy to play for him again", the Gabonese said after joining from Barcelona. "We will achieve some big things, I am sure of this and I will try to help the team".

However, the reunion was short-lived as the German was fired less than a week after his former player arrived, which surely promted doubts in Aubameyang's mind. With Graham Potter now poised to take over at Chelsea, surely doubts of what role he will have under then new regime sprung came up.

It will have been all for nothing, according to UK newspaper The Telegraph, as Todd Boehly, owner of Chelsea, reportedly spoke by phone with Aubameyang to reassure him about his future.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly spoke with Aubameyang to assure him of his role in the ongoing season

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly spoke with Aubameyang to assure him of his role in the ongoing season

As reported, Boehly phoned Pierre Emerick Aubameyang directly, to add to the general guarantees he had issued to the rest of the team. According to reports, the former Barcelona man was given the assurance that he was a club signing, not merely a Tuchel signing, and that he would still be expected to contribute under the incoming new manager

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