The 100th match was Thomas Tuchel’s last match for Chelsea. The German coach was fired after the milestone match! The sacking of the coach, however, is not a surprise event at Chelsea. The club’s previous owner, Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, made the job a habit, so to speak. New owner Todd Boileau likely inherited that habit. However, Tukhel’s dismissal came as a bit of a surprise!
Chelsea has not had a good start to the season in the English Premier League. Chelsea’s points are 10 in 6 matches, 3 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws. The position is number six in the league. Chelsea also started the Champions League with a 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb last night. After that, the Chelsea authorities did not want to keep Thomas Tuchel as a coach. Chelsea club has announced the dismissal of this German coach with a notification today.
A statement on the club’s website said: ‘On behalf of everyone at the club, we express our gratitude to Thomas Tukhel and his staff. Thomas has made his place in Chelsea history by winning the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup during his tenure. However, the club’s new owners are 100 days into ownership and want to work to take the club forward. The new owners thought it was the right time for a change.
The statement also said that the club will not make any further comments until a new coach is appointed.
Tuchel took over as Chelsea coach on January 26, 2021. During his tenure of 590 days, the English club won 60 of the 100 matches played under him. 16 losses with 24 draws. Chelsea finished fourth in the league in the 2020-21 season. However, that season won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup. Tukhel’s team finished third in the league last season.
In anticipation of the title, Chelsea spent 25 million 50 million euros in the transfer market. No other club in the history of the English Premier League has spent so much in one season on transfers. Of this, Chelsea has poured 16 million 30 million euros in defense alone. But before the results came, the new owners of Chelsea said goodbye to the coach. For now, it seems that last night’s 1-0 loss to Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League has come as a big blow for Tuchel.
For now, as Chelsea’s new coach, the British media are hearing Brighton’s Graham Porter, PSG sacked Mauricio Pochettino and even Zinedine Zidane.