Chelsea Forward Slams Blues Chiefs for Sacking Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea Forward Slams Blues Chiefs for Sacking Thomas Tuchel

  • Chelsea forward Kai Havertz has broken his silence on Thomas Tuchel's sacking as the Blues' boss
  • Tuchel was fired after the west Londoners suffered a Champions League setback at the hands of minnows Dinamo Zagreb
  • According to Havertz, Chelsea's move to relieve Tuchel of his duties took him by surprise, adding that Todd Boehly acted hastily
  • Tuchel's place has since been taken by Graham Potter, who dumped Brighton to take charge at Stamford Bridge

Kai Havertz has hit out at the Chelsea hierarchy for sacking Thomas Tuchel as the club manager.

Tuchel was shown the door at Stamford Bridge earlier in September after a slow start to the new season, which saw them lose their opening Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb.

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Thomas Tuchel interacts with Kai Havertz after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Glyn Kirk.
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The Blues were humbled 1-0 during the Group E opener of the European competition staged at Stadion Maksimir.

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The defeat earned Tuchel the sack at the west London club, with his place taken by Graham Potter, who swapped Brighton for the Blues.

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Kai Havertz questions Chelsea's decision to sack Thomas Tuchel

However, it appears that Chelsea's move to fire Tuchel did not go down well with Havertz, who has questioned the decision publicly.

According to the Blues forward, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly acted hastily, with the Germany international admitting he was equally taken by surprise.

"Me too (it surprised me). Especially when you consider how we’ve played in the past year and a half and what we’ve won," Havertz told Kicker via Metro UK.
"With the current sixth place in the table, you can’t speak of a messed up start to the season, especially since we have many newcomers who first have to acclimatize. But football is very fast-moving, a lot can happen at any time," he added.

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that 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.

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.