Chelsea have decided to fire manager Thomas Tuchel after a disappointing start to the new season. The club confirmed the same after the Blues lost their opening Champions League game to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday.
Chelsea Sack Thomas Tuchel
Club Statement on Firing Champions League Manager
The German manager took full blame upon himself after his side’s shocking loss to the Croatian team on Tuesday, even agreeing that his team was horribly short of confidence after their poor start to the campaign. It seems like new owners Todd Boehly & Co have taken a page out of Roman Abramovich’s books in being extremely ruthless in sacking managers whenever things look a bit dismal.
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In their official statement after sacking Tuchel, the club stated: “On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the Club would like to place on record its gratitude to Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during their time with the Club. Thomas will rightly have a place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here.
“As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the Club, and as it continues its hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe it is the right time to make this transition. Chelsea’s coaching staff will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of our upcoming matches as the Club moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach. There will be no further comment until a new head coach appointment is made.”
Chelsea’s Future After Shock Tuchel Sacking
The new ownership at Stamford Bridge have taken a major decision in letting go of the manager who helped them win their second Champions League trophy, as well as the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. The Blues will now seek a new manager to help stabilize their campaign and help them compete for major trophies this season.
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◉ 1-2 vs Southampton
◉ 0-3 vs Leeds
◉ 0-1 vs Dinamo Zagreb
Chelsea have lost three consecutive away games for the first time under Thomas Tuchel. 👀 pic.twitter.com/fEtGne40yW
— Squawka (@Squawka) September 6, 2022
According to the Telegraph, Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter is an early favourite to take over the club. The Seagulls are currently 4th in the Premier League table, having won four out of their opening six games. After having broken the record for the most money spent in a single transfer window in the history of football, expectations are high at Chelsea and nothing less than absolute success will be accepted.