Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea have sacked head coach Thomas Tuchel just after six matches into the Premier League season.

This comes after the Blues lost their 2022/2023 Champions League opener against Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia yesterday.

49- year-old Tuchel took over from Frank James Lampard on 26 January, 2021.

Tuchel’s 20 months stint with the club saw him wining the Champions League, the Super Cup and the Club World Cup.

He guided the Blues to a third-placed finish in the Premier League last season despite a tumultuous campaign that included the sale of the club to a consortium led by Todd Boehly

Chelsea sit sixth in the 2022/23 Premier League with 10 points following wins over Everton, Leicester and West Ham, a 2-2 draw against Tottenham and defeats at Leeds and Southampton.

A club statement read: “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.”

Tuchel won 60 of his 100 games in charge of Chelsea, securing the Club World Cup in 2021 and twice reaching the FA Cup final.

The club have been given permission by Brighton to speak to Graham Potter, who is expected to meet Todd Boehly this afternoon.

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