Chelsea FC’s Thomas Tuchel Wants to Build Tom Brady-New England Patriots’ Style Dynasty

Published 05/31/2021, 1:50 PM EDT
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – AUGUST 29: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on from the bench during the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


The biggest night in club football took place this weekend. In the UEFA Champions League final, Chelsea FC defeated Manchester City to lift the trophy.

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It was a monumental win for the franchise that, only a few months ago, hired new manager Thomas Tuchel in the middle of the season.

Despite him being here for a short while, Tuchel wants to build a dynasty, much like Tom Brady did during his time with the New England Patriots.

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Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel spoke after his team’s big win in the UEFA Champions League Final. He compared his mindset to that of Tom Brady.

He referenced how Tom Brady would immediately turn his attention to the next season after winning a Super Bowl. For Tuchel, the goal is to build a dynasty with Chelsea. And the blueprint to follow is the one set by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

FOXBORO, MA – DECEMBER 06: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots exits the field after the Patriots 35-28 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Tom Brady played in New England for almost 20 years. During his time there, he built a strong relationship with Head Coach Bill Belichick. Belichick built his entire team around him, and they found immediate success.

From there, Belichick and Brady led the New England Patriots to 3 Super Bowls in the 2000s, along with reaching the Super Bowl another time, where they lost to the Giants.

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In the 2010s, Brady and the Patriots suffered for the first half of the decade. However, in 2015, their fortunes changed. Brady led the Patriots to defeat defending champions Seattle Seahawks to win their first Super Bowl title in 10 years.

From there it was a great success for Brady and the Patriots. Between 2015 and 2019, the Patriots went to 4 of 5 Super Bowls and won 3 Super Bowl titles. But, their time together came to an unexpected end.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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After almost 2 decades together, Brady departed New England after a dispute over the contract situation. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at 43 years of age.

In his first season, he immediately transformed the floundering franchise into a legitimate contender. Furthermore, during the Playoffs, Brady and the Buccaneers went on one of the most incredible post-season runs.

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This run ended with them defeating the reigning champions, Kansas City Chiefs, to snatch the Super Bowl title right from under them.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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