Thomas Tuchel fired as Chelsea FC head coach
Ricky Gray | September 7, 2022
Tuchel's final game in charge of Chelsea was Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League defeat.
After only three months of taking over the team, the new Chelsea FC owners have let go of head coach Thomas Tuchel. His last game with the team was Tuesday’s 1-0 loss.
Sources told ESPN that Tuchel, 49, was informed of the decision Wednesday morning.
Ex-Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, Brighton's Graham Potter and former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino are on the list to replace Tuchel.
The club statement states: “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.”
The statement continued: “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.”
It would seem that there were disagreements between new ownership and Tuchel over the transfer strategy.
Sources also suggested that Tuchel’s messages weren’t getting through to the players, some of whom had become frustrated at his approach.
The statement concluded: “There will be no further comment until a new head coach appointment is made.”