Brazil’s veteran defender Thiago Silva has lauded Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel for his intelligence for the game as Silva prepares for coaching.
Despite playing regularly for Chelsea at 37, it is not a doubt that Thiago will sooner or later give in to age. Additionally, the former PSG star is tipped to become a manager, and what better way to prepare than learn under Tuchel.
Pep Guardiola had recently made a remark saying Silva will benefit a great deal from Tuchel as a future manager.
Thiago simply added that retirement is not far from his mind.
“It’s [retirement] still far away. But at the same time it’s close. The coolest thing is that I’m close to very capable people,” he said to Globo Esporte.
“This gives you knowledge of the situation, of what you want. Not only here, but also at Chelsea with Tuchel. I hope that for my coaching career this can add a lot to me. I learned and continue to learn important things for football and for life.”
“This is important because sometimes you don’t have to be a great coach, but a great manager. I have good examples, like Tite [Brazil head coach] and Tuchel. It makes me more confident about what I want for my career and my life. I’m studying,” he concluded.
Coming up next for Thiago and the Blues is a trip to Premier League newcomers Brentford this weekend.