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BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by ILoveDemMANNA: 12:52pm On Sep 07, 2022
Chelsea have sacked manager Thomas Tuchel on the new owners' 100th day in charge after their third defeat of the season.

The former Borussia Dortmund and Paris St-Germain boss exits after winning three trophies in 20 months.

Owner Todd Boehly has placed Tuchel's coaching staff in temporary charge until a replacement is found.

It is believed that Tuchel - who led Chelsea to the Champions League title in his first season - had lost the confidence of the squad and the board in recent times, and had become less communicative with both groups.

"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," a club statement said.

"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."

BBC Sport also understands that Chelsea will now look for a long-term manager who shares their vision for a collaborative culture and focus on development of all players in the squad.

New signings - including the deadline day deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona - were down to collaboration of the board and Tuchel, and it is said he became less involved as time went on.

Tuchel was appointed on 26 January, 2021, replacing Frank Lampard, and guided the club to their second Champions League title just four months later.

He went on to add the Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup later that year.


A club statement said the owners believed it was "the right time" to bring in a new head coach.

BBC Sport understands the decision would have been taken regardless of the 1-0 defeat in Chelsea's Champions League opener at Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night.

It is also understood that Chelsea will make a swift appointment and among the bookmakers' favourites to take over are Brighton manager Graham Potter, former Spurs and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino, former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and current Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.

Chelsea are sixth in the Premier League after three wins, one draw and two defeats.

Their new ownership oversaw a £255.3m spending spree in the summer window, thought to be a British record, bringing in eight new players.

But despite the outlay, the club's form had been patchy and Tuchel has been critical of his players on occasion, as well as being fined twice for his behaviour already this season.


Clashes with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham - received a suspended one-match ban and fine.Said his people were in talks with Chelsea over a contract extension, saying: "You know how glad I am to be here.

"Called his players "soft, soft, soft" after Southampton defeat.

Received further fine for comments about referee Anthony Taylor and warned about future conduct.

Said he was "angry at myself and the team" and that "everything was missing" after Tuesday's Champions League defeat.

BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan

Sacking Tuchel might come as a surprise to many, but his touchline behaviour has been indicative of a wider malaise at the club under his tutelage.

He was tetchy on the pre-season tour in Los Angeles, and critical of his players after their United States friendlies. That was repeated after the Dinamo Zagreb defeat where he complained about a lack of intensity from them.

In the last 16 Premier League games from April to include the end of last season and the start of this season, Tuchel's win percentage had dropped to 44%.

During that same period, Chelsea are eighth in the Premier League form table - behind Brighton, Brentford and Newcastle.

Now we are told that he had lost the confidence of his players, which could explain a perceived lack of hunger, and critically, the board. Even though Chelsea have been renowned for their 'hire and fire' approach under former owner Roman Abramovich, the new American ownership, led by Todd Boehly has been equally decisive.

Questions will remain about whether it was a wise move to sack Tuchel after allowing him to take a key part in transfer policy, but sources have said that targets have been a result of a collaborative approach, which Tuchel slowly withdrew from.

Buying into that will key for Tuchel's replacement. Brighton manager Graham Potter has received plaudits for how he works with sporting directors and how he develops players, but there will be many coaches who will want to take over at Stamford Bridge, with the new ownership once again showing they will be aggressive in their pursuit of success.

Tuchel's record-breaking start to Chelsea reign

Chelsea had fallen from being top of the Premier League at the start of December 2020 to eighth before Lampard's departure in January 2021 - out of the title race and in danger of missing out on a Champions League spot.

Tuchel drew his first match in charge, at home to Wolves, but won his next four, eventually going unbeaten in his first 13 league games - a record for a new Chelsea manager.

He secured a fourth-place finish that term, pipping Leicester to the final Champions League place on the final day despite defeat by Aston Villa.

Chelsea went on to beat Manchester City in the 2021 Champions League final in Porto as Tuchel repeated the feat of Roberto di Matteo, who led Chelsea to the 2012 Champions League title after taking charge midway through the season.

Shifting Chelsea landscape for Tuchel

Tuchel led Chelsea through one of the most tumultuous periods in the club's history as the spotlight turned on Chelsea's ownership by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich following the invasion of Ukraine.

The club was placed under government sanctions from March as a new owner was sought for the club before the £4.25billion buy-out was completed at the end of May.

Despite the ongoing ownership issues, Tuchel managed to guide Chelsea to a third-place finish in the Premier League last season, as well as the FA Cup and League Cup finals, losing both to Liverpool on penalties.

The German boss worked with Boehly to revamp the squad with a record-breaking transfer window this summer.

While a handful of first-team regulars. such as Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner, left the club, and £97.5m striker Romelu Lukaku was loaned to Inter Milan, a raft of big-money signings arrived at Stamford Bridge.

Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana were brought into defence, while Raheem Sterling bolstered the attack, along the deadline-day signing of Aubameyang from Barcelona.

Aubameyang made his debut in the defeat to Zagreb, but was short of match fitness and lasted just over 50 minutes.

The potential problems behind the scenes at Chelsea surfaced in Tuchel's comments following the shock defeat to Zagreb, as he admitted the side was "not where we want to be".

"We are clearly not there, where we need to be and where we can be," he said. "So it's on me, it's on us, we need to find solutions.

"At the moment, everything is missing, [there is] too much to analyse. I'm a part of it.

"I am angry at myself, I am angry at our performance. I didn't see it coming. I don't know where this performance comes from.

"It's a lack of hunger, intensity, a lack of determination to win duels, to actually do things on the highest level."

ALLSPORTS.
BBC FOOTBALL.

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Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by Parachoko: 12:53pm On Sep 07, 2022
Tuchel should have been giving more time

My person opinion
Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by ILoveDemMANNA: 12:53pm On Sep 07, 2022
I did not see this coming.

Chelsea's ruthless reputation for sacking managers, irrespective of previous success and reputation, lives on with the brutal dismissal of Thomas Tuchel.
Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by ILoveDemMANNA: 12:54pm On Sep 07, 2022
Parachoko:
Tuchel should have been giving more time

My person opinion
My opinion also
Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by Maxikenna: 12:54pm On Sep 07, 2022
Roman Abramovich still Dey learn work.
Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by ILoveDemMANNA: 12:58pm On Sep 07, 2022
Maxikenna:
Roman Abramovich still Dey learn work.
No be small tin o cool

If anyone believed new owner Todd Boehly would adopt a lighter and more sympathetic touch to those inhabiting the manager's office at Stamford Bridge than predecessor Roman Abramovich they can now think again.

The same rules apply.
Poor results equal the sack.
Quickly
bbc
Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by ojaysam25(m): 1:01pm On Sep 07, 2022
Rash decision... Tuchel and klopp still one of the best tacticians in the world. The new head coach, no Mata who he is can never be better than TT.
Watch how other clubs will be scampering for his signature. Wrong move by Chelsea.
Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by Soulsymbol99: 1:03pm On Sep 07, 2022
This new Chelsea owner too show em self. Why not give Tuchel @lest till after liverpool match which he would hv won. Only the guy wan be owner, manager, contract negotiator, club scout etc. Datz Americans for you shaa undecided
Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by ILoveDemMANNA: 1:04pm On Sep 07, 2022
Who should be Chelsea's next manager?

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Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by ILoveDemMANNA: 1:07pm On Sep 07, 2022
ojaysam25:
Rash decision... Tuchel and klopp still one of the best tacticians in the world. The new head coach, no Mata who he is can never be better than TT.
Watch how other clubs will be scampering for his signature. Wrong move by Chelsea.
I support this.

Wherever he goes next he’ll no doubt bring success and his demanding nature can be seen as a positive but it will never be an easy ride.

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Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by ILoveDemMANNA: 1:07pm On Sep 07, 2022
What's next for Chelsea?

Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by ojaysam25(m): 1:14pm On Sep 07, 2022
ILoveDemMANNA:

I support this.

Wherever he goes next he’ll no doubt bring success and his demanding nature can be seen as a positive but it will never be an easy ride.
I tell you, I am not really happy with this decision. Now top teams now have a reason to sack their underperforming manager due to tuchel availability.
I belief he has what it takes to turn things around like klop did 2years ago.
Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by Idiko1: 1:31pm On Sep 07, 2022
The sacking of Thomas Tuchel is prudent managerial exercise by the owners of Chelsea FC. No coach will survive the wrath of the owner by letting promising academy players depart the team while hungering for other teams' rejects who looked good in shorts. By the way, any coach who allows Jorginho a minute of playing time should be fired.
Re: BREAKING : Chelsea Sack Manager Following Champions League Defeat by Jokerman(m): 1:39pm On Sep 07, 2022
Stupid Man.

Boehly asked you to buy Ronaldo, you dey listen to a clown like Ragnick... see your end now... ode cheesy

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