After losing to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night in the Champions League, Chelsea have fired manager Thomas Tuchel.
After 20 months, the 49-year-old former manager of Paris St. Germain and Borussia Dortmund departs from Stamford Bridge.
Till a replacement is found, owner Todd Boehly has appointed Tuchel’s coaching staff as interim management. According to a club statement, the owners feel that hiring a new head coach is “the right time.”
A statement from Chelsea says:
“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.
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“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,” the statement continues.
Chelsea say there will be no further comment on the matter until a new head coach appointment is made.
Four months after taking over for Frank Lampard on January 26, 2021, Tuchel led the team to their second Champions League title. Later that year, he added the Fifa Club World Cup and the Uefa Super Cup.
More to follow.