Following a disastrous start to the new Premier League campaign and an unexpected loss in their Champions League debut, Chelsea have fired manager Thomas Tuchel.
Thomas Tuchel has been fired as Chelsea’s manager following their 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb.
The Blues’ Champions League campaign got off to a disastrous start in Croatia on Tuesday night, adding to their difficult start to the Premier League season.
After a busy summer of spending at Stamford Bridge, new owner Todd Boehly has now moved swiftly to oust Tuchel from his job.
According to a club statement, Thomas Tuchel, the head coach of Chelsea Football Club, has been fired.
On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the club would like to express its appreciation to Thomas and his crew for all of their efforts during their time with the club.
After helping Chelsea win the Champions League, Super Cup, and Club World Cup during his tenure there, Thomas will rightfully have a part in Chelsea’s history.
The new ownership group feels that now is the appropriate moment to make this change, as it has been 100 days since taking over the club and as it continues to work hard to move the club forward.
As the club moves quickly to select a new head coach, Chelsea’s coaching staff will be in charge of the team throughout training and during the preparation of our forthcoming games.
There won’t be any more commentary until a new head coach is named.
After replacing club veteran Frank Lampard as Chelsea’s head coach in January 2021, Tuchel presided over 100 games for the club.
A few months later, with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City, he led the team to Champions League success.
He was negotiating a contract extension in August because it was set to expire in 2024.
But as he adapted to Todd Boehly’s new regime after buying the club from Roman Abramovich, tensions began to rise recently.
He has now left the team after struggling to three victories, one draw, and two losses in their first six Premier League games of the new season.
His departure grants the new owner, Boehly, the go-ahead to hire his own man after inheriting Tuchel as manager.
During a summer spending binge that set records, he has already spent a lot of money, adding several new players.
After what turned out to be his final game in charge, Tuchel cut a dejected figure and took responsibility for his own actions. After the game, Tuchel commented on BT Sport:
“Well, it’s an underperformance from us. The same old tale. A good start, but we squander our chances to end the game. Then, we give up one too simple counterattack.
The game is over, and we lost. a lot to think about. I will take part in it. It’s obvious that we’re not in the right place.
We must discover solutions; it’s up to me and all of us. Everything is currently missing. It is difficult to contest that it appears to be this way.”