Chelsea have sacked Thomas Tuchel following their 1 – 0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday.
According to reports, the new ownership group has been considering this decision for a while. Chelsea insist it’s not a knee-jerk reaction to the loss in Croatia.
Thomas Tuchel has looked like a man under pressure since the season began. His excessive emotionality during the draw with Tottenham betrayed trouble behind the scenes.
The Roman Abramovic era is truly over after the departures of Thomas Tuchel, Marina Granovskaia, Bruce Buck and Petr Cech.
“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,” a statement read.
“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.”
Chelsea spent a Premier League record £273 million in the summer transfer window. If the intention of those new players wasn’t for Thomas Tuchel, one has to assume they have a replacement in mind.
Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane have all been mooted to take over at Stamford Bridge. Potter would be the hipsters choice, but they would also do well to hire Pochettino.
No matter who they bring in, the jury is still out on this new Chelsea era. Sacking managers isn’t new for Chelsea, but everything else is now.