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BREAKING: Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Chelsea

Josh Lawless

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BREAKING: Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Chelsea

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Chelsea have sacked Thomas Tuchel after a poor start to the new season.

The Blues, backed by new owner Todd Boehly, spent £271 million on new players in the summer transfer window but have already suffered three defeats in all competitions so far.

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And the final straw for the German boss proved to be the disappointing 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Chelsea announced Tuchel's dismissal on Twitter through an official statement.

The statement read: "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."

Tuchel was appointed as Chelsea manager in January 2021, replacing the sacked Frank Lampard less than a month after being relieved of his duties at Paris Saint-Germain.

He guided the club to a second Champions League triumph when they beat Manchester City in an all-English final in Porto and followed it up with Super Cup and Club World Cup successes.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The former Borussia Dortmund coach also led the Blues to two successive FA Cup finals and the Carabao Cup final.

But you got the impression in pre-season that all was not well behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge when Tuchel was publicly calling out his players.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

That spilled over into the new campaign, where Chelsea have lost to both Leeds and Southampton in the league.

Previous owner Roman Abramovich was renowned for sacking managers but Boehly is giving the Russian a run for his money.

Topics: Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, Todd Boehly

Josh Lawless
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