- New Chelsea signings Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana have led other players in sending farewell messages to Thomas Tuchel
- Captain Cesar Azpilicueta has also followed suit with a good number of the first team squad wishing Tuchel all the best
- Graham Potter is expected to leave his role as Brighton's boss and take over at Chelsea immediately
Chelsea players have seemingly started to come to terms that Thomas Tuchel will no longer be their manager.
Tuchel was sacked on Wednesday after a poor spate of results this season. His side failed to register successive wins; in the games they won, they laboured to produce results. The decision was made by Chelsea's controlling co-owners, Todd Boehly and Beghdad Eghbali.
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New recruit Wesley Fofana was the first player to send his message to the coach. Fofana only played two games under Tuchel after Chelsea had splashed out an insane amount of money to sign him from Leicester City. Fofana uploaded a picture of himself and Tuchel without any caption.
Ben Chilwell, Reece James and the other new signing Kalidou Koulibaly followed suit. The first two were integral in Tuchel's game plan and thrived as wingbacks.
Thank you for the amazing memories, coach.
While James, arguably Chelsea's best player this season despite their struggles, simply said thank you.
Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling wrote 'Thank you Masetro' and 'Thank you boss', respectively. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy also thanked the German for his services.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount are the other players to have left a word for the former coach. Thiago Silva's wife, Belle Silva, wrote a wonderful message on Twitter.
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At the same time, top sports journalist Fabrizio Romano has indicated that Chelsea are moving quickly to secure Brighton's manager Graham Potter as the next boss. Chelsea wants to finalise the deal as soon as possible to have Potter available for their early kickoff against Fulham on Saturday.
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Sports Brief has also reported that new interesting details have continued to stream in regarding Thomas Tuchel's dismissal as Chelsea's boss.
Tuchel was relieved of his duties after a string of poor performances from his side that saw him win only three games out of the first seven.
It is understood that the decision was coming and the new ownership led by Todd Boehly had made up their minds a long time ago that Tuchel was not fit for their project.