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Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel as manager

Chelsea have announced that Thomas Tuchel has been sacked following a disappointing start to the season.

The west Londoners were beaten 1-0 at Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener on Tuesday evening, continuing an indifferent start to the campaign with has seen the Blues lose twice in their opening six Premier League fixtures.

 

Chelsea have confirmed the decision in a statement on the club’s official website, in which the club thanked the German for his contribution since joining the club in January 2021. Tuchel led Chelsea to Champions League success during his first six months at Stamford Bridge, before adding the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup last season.

“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.”

Chelsea’s new ownership spent a league-leading £255.3m during the summer transfer window and have made a decision on Tuchel’s future after being unsatisfied with recent results.

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