‘Take Responsibility as Humans’ – Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel Shares His Opinion on Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton’s Involvement

Published 04/23/2022, 1:40 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Serena Williams has ventured into the business world quite successfully. Apart from her on-court success, the younger Williams sister is a proud owner of a number of businesses like Serena Ventures and S by Serena. Further, her Venture Capital firm, Serena Ventures, has influenced society for the greater good by investing in diversity and women.

Amidst rising tensions in Eastern Europe, English Premier League’s club, Chelsea FC’s owner, Roman Abramovich, is reportedly looking to sell the club. Earlier this week, it emerged that Serena and Lewis Hamilton are interested to be a part of the club’s takeover.

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Recently, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, opened up on the two sporting icons amidst their takeover bid.

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Thomas Tuchel ‘a big admirer’ of Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton

Ahead of Chelsea’s meeting with West Ham United in the EPL, the German talked about the club’s potential new owners. He said, “I just heard it, I just got a briefing and heard it that they are part of it. Well, I can tell you not more than I’m a big admirer of both of them. Fantastic sports personalities, fantastic personalities on the court, on the race track, and off, who take responsibility as persons, as human beings and are outstanding sports figures in what they do for which they have our biggest and my biggest respect.”

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Further, Serena and Lewis are amongst the investors who have pledged funds. They are part of a takeover offer involving Sir Martin Broughton, the former Liverpool FC, and British Airways chairman.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 07: Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her. Women’s Singles final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of. New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

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Further, amidst growing competition for a top-four spot, Chelsea faces West Ham United on Sunday in the London derby. With Manchester City and Liverpool comfortably occupying the top two spots, as many as five clubs are vying for the final two spots for next year’s Champions League. Although Chelsea looks comfortable to end in the top-four, a slip-up from here will severely affect its chances for the Champions League next season.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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