Chelsea sacked coach Thomas Tuchel after UEFA Champions League loss
chelsea sacked their manager, Germany’s Thomas Tuchel, after the UEFA Champions League loss to Dinamo Zagreb for 1-0. The unexpected news was confirmed this Wednesday, September 7, through a press release published by the official account of Twitter of the London institution.
“On behalf of everyone at Chelsea, the club would like to express their gratitude to Thomas and his team for all their hard work with the club.“, says the aforementioned note
From the Chelsea board, they insist the change was made ‘at the right time’, as the club go through a transition to leave behind the era of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich until this new phase with its new owners, the American magnates. Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali.
Chelsea Football Club part ways with Thomas Tuchel.
– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 7, 2022
“At a time when the owners have reached 100 days since taking over the club, and as they continue the hard work to take it forward, the new owners believe the time is right to make this transition” , explains the note.
The club adds that “Thomas will rightfully have a place in Chelsea history having won the Champions League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here” and pledges to find a replacement as soon as possible.
Chelsea clarified that “there will be no further comment until a new manager is appointed”.
The team is sixth from the Premier having already been beaten twice in the first six games of the competition, despite being one of the clubs that have gone from strength to strength in the summer market.
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