Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s manager, has been fired after his team lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb and spent $271 million on new players.
This comes after the team’s sluggish start to the Premier League season
and before their disastrous Champions League debut against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, September 6.
After investing £271 million on new players during the summer transfer market,
new owner Todd Boehly wasted no time in removing Tuchel from his position.
A club statement read: “Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Thomas Tuchel.
“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 Tuchel Sacked by Chelsea Owner Over Recent Defeat
“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.”
Less than a month after being let go from his position at Paris Saint-Germain,
Frank Lampard was replaced by Tuchel as manager of Chelsea in January 2021.
He guided the club to a second Champions League triumph when they beat Manchester City
in an all-English final in Porto and followed it up with Super Cup and Club World Cup successes.
Additionally, the former Borussia Dortmund manager guided the Blues to the Carabao Cup and two consecutive FA Cup finals.