Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea Owner Todd Boehly Reveals Why He Had to Sack Fan Favourite

Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea Owner Todd Boehly Reveals Why He Had to Sack Fan Favourite

  • Todd Boehly has explained that he did not feel that Thomas Tuchel shared the same vision as him, which ultimately led to his sacking
  • Tuchel was sacked last week after Chelsea suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League
  • Graham Potter has since been roped in, with the former Brighton boss being handed a five-year contract

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has revealed interesting details about why they decided to sack Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel was relieved of his duties as Chelsea's head coach last week following a spate of poor results.

Thomas Tuchel, Todd Boehly, Chelsea
Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. Photo by Jurij Kodrun.
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The German gaffer was sacked barely 15 months after leading the side to Champions League victory. Boehly adopted the ruthless nature of former owner Roman Abramovich by firing Tuchel at the first sight of a dip in form.

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Chelsea have struggled to produce consistent results this season, with their only convincing result being a draw with Tottenham Hotspur. The club have since replaced Tuchel with former Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter.

However, Boehly explains that Tuchel wasn't sacked because of his performance.

Tuchel is extremely talented and had great success. Our vision for the club was to find a manager who wanted to collaborate with us.
But we weren’t sure Thomas saw our vision the same way we saw it. We didn’t have a shared vision.
No one is right or wrong, we just didn’t have a shared vision for the future. It wasn’t about Zagreb. It was about a shared vision of what we wanted Chelsea Football Club to look like.

The American owner was speaking at the SALT Conference, where he engaged reporters on a number of issues. He will have an opportunity to watch the new manager in action when Chelsea host RB Salzburg on Wednesday.

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that Thomas Tuchel had broken his silence following his brutal sack as Chelsea boss.

Tuchel was shown the exit door at Stamford Bridge on the back of his side's shock defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

The German tactician was made to pay the ultimate price after he supervised a stuttering start to the campaign, which continued in Europe.

Source: Sports Brief News