Our Reporter, Abuja
Chelsea has once again pulled the trigger as Thomas Tuchel has been sacked as the club’s manager a few weeks into the new season.
The club confirmed they have “parted company” with the German after defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
According to a club statement: “On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the Club would like to place on record its gratitude to Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during their time with the Club. Thomas will rightly have a place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here.
“As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the Club, and as it continues its hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe it is the right time to make this transition.
“Chelsea’s coaching staff will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of our upcoming matches as the Club moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach.
“There will be no further comment until a new head coach appointment is made.”
Chelsea on Tuesday night succumbed to a shocking 1-0 defeat in Croatia on Tuchel’s 100th game in charge of the Blues, but the dispirited nature of the performance perhaps drew the anger of the club owners.
Recall that Chelsea have lost two of their first six Premier League games of the season, suffering surprise defeats to Southampton and Leeds United, while they were also held to a draw at home against Tottenham.
In what was a promising start, the German coach replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January 2021 and led the Blues to Champions League glory in the very same season.
Tuchel also took Chelsea to the finals of the FA Cup and EFL Cup, but lost both to Liverpool.