JUST IN: Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea have sacked manager, Thomas Tuchel, hours after losing to Dinamo Zagreb in the opening game of their 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League campaign.
The West London club made the disclosure in a statement posted on their official website.
“Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Thomas Tuchel.
“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,” the statement read.
Tuchel’s sack came six matches into the new English Premier League campaign, with the club sitting at sixth place, two points behind fifth-placed Manchester United.
Tuesday’s UCL loss was the German’s 100th game in charge since joining the Blues in January 2021, guiding them to a UCL title same season.
His sack perhaps ended new club owner, Todd Boehly’s total overhaul of the Roman Abramovich era.
Boehly previously Sporting Director, Marina Granovskaia, Chairman, Bruce Buck and Technical and Performance Advisor, Petr Cech this summer, all within three months of completing the club’s takeover.