Chelsea fire Thomas Tuchel after UCL defeat

Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 06, 2022 Chelsea's Germa coach Thomas Tuchel (L) reacts as Dinamo Zagreb's Croatian head coach Ante Cacic (R) looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea at The Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb. Chelsea on September 7, 2022 sacked manager Thomas Tuchel just seven games into the season following a chastening 1-0 Champions League defeat at Dinamo Zagreb. (Photo by DENIS LOVROVIC / AFP) / NO USE AFTER OCTOBER 7, 2022 10:13:37 GMT

Chelsea on Wednesday sacked manager Thomas Tuchel just seven games into the season following a chastening 1-0 Champions League defeat at Dinamo Zagreb.

The London club said in a statement they had "parted company" with the German, who led them to Champions League glory in 2021 and the Club World Cup crown earlier this year.

"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," Chelsea said in a statement.

"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."

The Stamford Bridge club, under new owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali said they had made the change at the "right time".

Chelsea are sixth in the Premier League table after three wins, one draw and two defeats in their opening six matches.

Tuchel is the second Premier League manager to be fired this season -- Bournemouth sacking Scott Parker last week.

AFP

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