Tuchel led Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2021 and the Club World Cup crown earlier this year.Thomas Tuchel has been fired by Chelsea, only one month into the season and just days after the club concluded a Europe-high spending spree of nearly $300m in the transfer window.
The London club said in a statement on Wednesday it had “parted company” with the German, who led them to Champions League glory in 2021 and the Club World Cup crown earlier this year.
The decision by Chelsea’s new ownership, fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, came a day after the team surprisingly lost to Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 in its first group match of the Champions League.
Tuchel, who has been a frustrated and prickly figure after matches this season, said “everything is missing” when he summed up Chelsea’s performance against Dinamo and complained that his players “lacked hunger”.
1 – Just 350 days into his tenure as Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel became the first manager in the club’s history to guide the Blues to the final of each of the League Cup, FA Cup and European Cup/UEFA Champions League. Specialist. pic.twitter.com/NIGll2RlEB
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Chelsea has lost two of its first six games – to Leeds and Southampton – in an underwhelming start to the Premier League that has seen the club’s new signings fail to gel.
The club sits sixth, five points behind leaders Arsenal.
“As the new ownership group reaches 100 days …