Thomas Tuchel's brutal sacking 'not based on just results' as Chelsea release statement | The Sun

CHELSEA this morning confirmed the shocking news that they have parted ways with Thomas Tuchel.

The German was sacked after last night's Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, with the Blues sixth in the Premier League.

The decision comes 100 days after American businessman and his Clearlake Capital consortium took control of the club.

And the call to axe Tuchel was not just based on results, according to the Telegraph.

In a club statement Chelsea said the new owners "believe it is the right time to make the transition".

The full 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. 

"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 current coaching staff will now take training ahead of Saturday's West London derby clash against Fulham.

But the club vowed to move quickly to appoint a new gaffer.

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The statement continued: "Chelsea’s coaching staff will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of our upcoming matches as the Club moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach. 

"There will be no further comment until a new head coach appointment is made."


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