Thomas Tuchel: New Bayern Munich Boss Explains How Chelsea Owner Todd Boehly Sacked Him

Thomas Tuchel: New Bayern Munich Boss Explains How Chelsea Owner Todd Boehly Sacked Him

Martin Moses
April 1, 2023 at 6:08 AM
  • Thomas Tuchel has admitted that his sacking by Chelsea last year still hurts him
  • Tuchel was surprisingly given his marching orders, with Graham Potter taking over at Stamford Bridge
  • He has since landed a new job in his home country after being appointed by Bayern Munich

Thomas Tuchel has, for the first time, talked in-depth about the circumstances behind his Chelsea sacking as he prepares to make his official Bayern Munich bow.

Tuchel will oversee Bayern's game against Borussia Dortmund on April 1st, his first job since his Chelsea dismissal last September.

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New Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel. Photo by S. Mellar.
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The Champions League-winning manager was surprisingly shown the door after a stem of inconsistent results, which culminated with the 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb. His sacking took him and the whole football world by surprise.

The German had just overseen the change of ownership in West London. The new owners had splashed an excessive amount of money in the transfer market and the feeling was rife that Tuchel would have been given time to get the best out of the new players.

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Tuchel's sacking

The 49-year-old has now admitted that his sacking still hurts even as he tries to focus his energies on Bayern Munich.

"It was a shock. I felt it, strangely, when I drove to the training centre. The meeting we had felt unusual - it turned out to be very short. It lasted three to five minutes. The decision had been made and honestly, it was a shock for all of us. I was also not in the mood to talk longer," as quoted by BBC Sports.
"It still hurts in a way. I'm not able to see these people on a daily basis. I love this job. I have a passion for it."

Tuchel could be presented with an opportunity for an early reunion if Bayern and Chelsea qualify for the Champions League semifinals. The Bavarian giants play Manchester City, while Chelsea play record winners Real Madrid.

Tuchel's first training session

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Tuchel wasted no time getting stuck straight into his first training session as Bayern Munich manager on March 28.

The former Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea boss was appointed as Bayern's new manager on Friday after the shock dismissal of Julian Nagelsmann.

The 49-year-old, who signed a contract until June 2025, will face one of his former sides, Borussia Dortmund in his first game in charge of the Bavarians. He has hit the ground running with training and is expected to transform the fortunes of the club as the German giants target the treble this campaign.

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