When it comes to Tuchel, the German, who is on his way to Real Madrid, believes Chelsea should abandon their hire and fire philosophy.
Tuchel led the team to a top-four finish and a Champions League title in his debut season.
However, his second season at Stamford Bridge has been challenging as the Blues failed in their championship challenge and lost twice on penalties to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals.
This season’s lone trophies are the Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
Rudger, who will depart Chelsea at the end of the season when his contract ends, is optimistic that the incoming owners would put their belief in Tuchel’s method.
“I hope for the sake of this club that the culture of replacing coaches so early when success is lacking changes,” Rudiger told The Times.
“I prefer to trust the process, and you can tell there is one with this coach.”
“Chelsea can be very pleased to have such a coach.” He handled himself well. You have to give him credit for the way he handled things during those difficult times.
‘With all the hoopla and everything, the way he managed us, to go out there in Santiago Bernabéu with everything that was going on and produce something like this [winning Real Madrid away but being ousted from the Champions League in extra time], you have to give him credit for that.’ He is on the same level as Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp.”