7th September, 2022
Thomas Tuchel has been relieved of his duty as the Head Coach of Chelsea Football Club.
He was shown the exit following Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night.
Giving the reason why Tuchel was sacked, the new owners of the club said they believe it is the right time to make the transition.
The full statement from the club reads;
“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.”
Tuchel, 49, succeeded Frank Lampard in January 2021 and guided the Blues to Champions League glory later that season before winning the European Super Cup and Club World Cup last term.
However, his time in charge was cut short following an indifferent start to this recent campaign.
Chelsea could only take 10 points from six Premier League games and lost against Zagreb despite spending over £200million on the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella, and Wesley Fofana in the summer.