Chelsea fired manager Thomas Tuchel. The London club has communicated the decision through official channels. The dismissal comes after the defeat in the UEFA Champions League in the first Group E match against Dinamo Zagreb, which was decided by a goal from Orsic.
From what filters into the Chelsea environment, Tuchel's dismissal would not be surprising news but expected enough. Due to difficult relations with the new owner, apparently due to differences of views on the market, according to some sources, chairman Boehly wanted CR7, with Tuchel instead.
The new Chelsea ownership wants a manager who is more aligned with their vision and does not consider valid the justifications given by Tuchel for the streak of negative results. This is the statement of the club: "Chelsea Football Club split today from manager Thomas Tuchel.
On behalf of all Chelsea FC, the club would like to put in writing its gratitude to Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during the their time with the Club. Thomas will rightfully have a place in Chelsea history after winning the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup during his time here."
Chelsea board fires Thomas Tuchel!
In the Premier League, after the first six days, Chelsea occupy the sixth place in the standings, five points from the top. The London club have achieved 3 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw in their first matches.
According to Sky UK Graham Potter will be the new Chelsea manager. Sky UK said Brighton have granted Chelsea permission to speak with Graham Potter, the club's manager since May 2019 who is amazing at this start to the season with fourth place in the standings with 13 points.
In the late afternoon of Wednesday the coach, who is on his way to the English capital, will meet Todd Boehly. The Chelsea president will try to find an agreement with the English class of '75 on the figures and the duration of the contract, with the Blues willing to pay the release clause of around 16 million pounds to free Potter from Brighton to have him transferred in London.
In fact, in the Premier League it is allowed to coach two different clubs in the same season. The names of Pochettino and Zidane remain in the background.