Tuchel sacked by Chelsea after Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb – Corriere.it

From Simone Golia – Editorial Board gianlucadimarzio.com

The defeat in the Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb was fatal, and the English club decided to replace the coach. Graham Potter’s favorite

Lightning far from clear sky. Chelsea announced on their official website Thomas Tuchel pardonwith decisively pushing the coach Surprising defeat on Tuesday in the first appearance of the Champions League at Dinamo Zagreb stadium (In the same group as Milan that drew in Salzburg). There is no desire to fight and give it your all, so you don’t win in Europe or even in the Premier League, said the German, angry at the idiot of his team. These will remain his last words as Director of English, With new owner Todd Boyle who did not waste time getting rid of Tuchel after only seven games in the season and 100 days in his tenure, Who saw him inherit the club from Roman Abramovich. A spark, the spark between Tuchel and the new property, which never fully struck. Now, as we mentioned, the farewell, is endorsed by an official statement: On behalf of the entire Chelsea FC, the club wishes to write its gratitude to Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during their time with the club. A place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup during his time here.

From victories to exemption

Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge in January 2021 to replace Lampard, carrying on his shoulders a team at the time in ninth place in the Premier League and having lost off the field five times in his last eight league games (average points equal to 1.67 by the former midfielder, among The worst of those who drove the blues). Within six months, the German turned everything around, making Chelsea first trionfo in the Champions League (1-0 on the night of Porto in Guardiola city) then lift European Super Cup and Club World Cup. Last season, he reached the final Carabao Cup FA CupBoth lost against Liverpool. The decision to dismiss Tuchel raised some eyebrows, given that only a few weeks ago the same coach confirmed negotiations for a contract renewal.

the past few weeks

In an effort to bridge the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool, Chelsea’s new owner has spared no expense during the summer transfer market, putting £260m on the table. Many luxury boosts for Tuchel, From Fofana, from Leicester to Aubameyang, BarcelonaPassing through Sterling pound (From the city, it was the first purchase) Cucurella, Coulibaly, Zacharias and Chokwimica
Plus the very young Cassady (20 million from Inter) And the American goalkeeper Slonina. However, the team struggled to take off, becoming the protagonist on a somewhat impressionable start to a season that saw them fall three times on the pitch (always away against Southampton, Leeds and, in fact, Dinamo Zagreb).

Possible alternatives

Chelsea will be led by the coaching staff in these early days, while management – as specified in the press release – will not make any further comments until the new manager is appointed. First names are already made in England. There can be among the candidates Graham PotterCoach Brighton are the true revelation of this Premier League as they started with four wins in the first six days and finished fourth in the standings.. I seagulls They confirmed Wednesday afternoon that they had allowed London to speak with the coach. Those who do not currently have a team, i.e. Mauricio Pochettino (Free after the disappointing experience in Paris Saint-Germain) e Zinedine Zidane (The dream of many because he is no longer sitting on the bench at Real Madrid).

Sep 7, 2022 (changed Sep 7, 2022 | 17:40)