Premier League

Thomas Tuchel sacked as Chelsea Manager

Brighton’s Graham Potter, Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane, who are both out of work are being observed as immediate replacements to the German coach

Chelsea has sacked Head Coach Thomas Tuchel after just seven matches into the new season, the London-based club confirmed on Wednesday morning.

Tuchel joined the club in January 2021 replacing Lampard who was then sacked by formwer owner Roman Abramovich, and would go on to win the UCL in May, the super cup last season and the club world cup trophy.

Chelsea in a statement via the club’s official website said; “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,” the club added.  

“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,” the club said further.

In the just concluded summer transfer window, Chelsea broke the Premier League record with £273m spent on new signing as Tuchel looked to revamp his squad. These included; Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Slonina, Cesare Casedei, Marc Cucarella and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among others.

Chelsea’s new signing in the 2022 summer

However, it is understood according to SkySports that Tuchel’s sacking is not a knee-jerk reaction to Tuesday’s Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb as the club had already been considering the decision to part ways with the German manager since the new ownership under Todd Boehly.

Reports inside the club suggest that Chelsea are expected to approach Brighton for permission to speak to Graham Potter and are also keen to speak to Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane, who are both out of work.

Benfica manager Roger Schmidt could also come under consideration.

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