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Chelsea owner Boehly opens up on decision to sack Tuchel

Todd Boehly has opened up on the decision to sack Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea and insists it is important the ownership ‘are aligned’ with the head coach.

Tuchel was sacked last week in a decision that caused some surprise, with the new ownership opting for a change in manager following a mixed start to the campaign.

 

The German won three trophies in his 20 months in charge at Stamford Bridge, including the Champions League, but was dismissed following a 1-0 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb.

Chelsea have since named Graham Potter as his replacement with the former Brighton boss signing a long-term deal and Boehly has now opened up on the decision to dismiss Tuchel.

“When you take over any business, You have to make sure you are aligned with the people in the business, and Tuchel is obviously extremely talented and obviously someone who had great success with Chelsea,” Boehly said, speaking at the SALT Conference in New York.

“Our vision for the club was to find a manager who really wanted to collaborate with us, a coach who really wanted to collaborate.

“There are a lot of walls to break down at Chelsea. Before, the first team and academy didn’t really share data, didn’t share information about where the top players were coming from. Our goal is to bring a team together; all of that needs to be a well-oiled machine.

“The reality of our decision was that we weren’t sure that Thomas saw it the same way we saw it. No one is right or wrong, we just didn’t have a shared vision for the future. It wasn’t about Zagreb, it was about the shared vision for what we wanted Chelsea to look like.

“It wasn’t a decision that was made because of a single win or loss. It was a decision that we thought was the right vision for the club.”

Read – Five things on Graham Potter’s to-do list at Chelsea

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