Breaking: Chelsea sack manager Thomas Tuchel

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Following a loss in UEFA Champions League, on Tuesday, to Dinamo Zagreb, and other defeats that have seen Chelsea struggle this season, the club has sacked Thomas Tuchel with immediate effect.

According to a statement by the club, it became necessary to bring in a new manager after the new owners clocked 100 days since taking over the club from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in May.

While they appreciate the manager for the job he did during his spell at the west London club, they insisted they believe this is the appropriate time to move the club forward.

“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 read.

“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.

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“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.”

Thomas Tuchel

Tuchel, 49, joined Chelsea in January 2021 from Paris Saint-Germain after the club parted ways with Everton Manager Frank Lampard.

However, the club, before they would find a replacement for the German and former Dortmund boss, who won the Champion League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup for Chelsea, delegated the coaching staff to stand in the stead temporarily.

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