Chelsea Sack Manager Thomas Tuchel After Dinamo Zagreb Defeat

Thomas Tuchel of Chelsea speaks during a press conference at Chelsea Training Ground on August 13, 2021 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea FC has announced the sack of its manager, Thomas Tuchel just seven games into the season.

The club in a statement issued on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 said they had “parted company” with the German just hours after a chastening 1-0 Champions League defeat at Dinamo Zagreb.

Information on the club’s website read in part: “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 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”, it said.

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