Chelsea FC is firing German manager Thomas Tuchel after a surprising defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League.
Tuchel, who managed Chelsea for exactly 100 games, helped The Blues win a Champions League, Super Cup, and Club World Cup during his tenure.
Tuchel was informed about the decision Wednesday morning before Chelsea made the official announcement.
According to ESPN, Tuchel had been at odds with the new American owner Todd Boehly over summer transfers. Despite spending over $200 million on defenders alone, Chelsea has conceded goals in all seven of their last matches.
Yesterday’s upset Champions League 1-0 loss to Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb put the final nail in Tuchel’s coffin.
According to multiple reports, Chelsea is considering Brighton’s Graham Potter, former PSG and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, and French legend Zinedine Zidane as replacements.
This can’t be welcome news for Chelsea fans who have watched their club slowly fall apart this year. It may be welcome news for USMNT star Christian Pulisic, who has fallen out of favor with Tuchel in recent months. One can’t help but feel bad for Pierre Aubameyang, who just traded a great situation in Barcelona for a long, cold, and dreary winter in London.
Whoever takes over Chelsea FC next, let’s hope that they remember to #FreePulisic.
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