Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Chelsea while Todd Poelly swings an ax after Dinamo Zagreb’s shock defeat and poor start to the season.

Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Chelsea following their shock Champions League defeat away to Dinamo Zagreb.

SunSport has exclusively revealed that Brighton President Graham Potter is among the early candidates for the vacancy with talks scheduled for today.

Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel after his poor start to the season

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Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel after his poor start to the seasonCredit: AP
Brighton's president, Graham Potter, accompanied by blues owner Todd Boehee

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Brighton’s president, Graham Potter, accompanied by blues owner Todd BoeheeCredit: Reuters

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane are also on Chelsea’s shortlist, along with Benfica coach Roger Schmidt.

Blues owner, Todd Boyle, has shown he is just as ruthless as his predecessor Roman Abramovich after he used the ax on the German striker.

The Premier League’s poor start has seen Chelsea lose two of their six matches.

They beat London rivals West Ham on Saturday, before being embarrassed in Croatia in the opening match of the group stage on Tuesday.


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And it proved to be the decisive outcome for American owner Buhle who ruthlessly relieved Tuchel of his duties after less than two years in office.

Incredibly, Chelsea’s game against Zagreb was Tuchel’s 100th game at the helm since replacing Frank Lampard in the dugout in January 2021.

a Chelsea statement It read: “Chelsea Football Club has today parted ways with its head coach Thomas Tuchel.

“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 rightfully have a place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, the Super Cup and the Club World Cup in his time here.

“With the new ownership group reaching 100 days since taking over the club, and as they continue to work hard to move the club forward, the new owners believe this is the time to make this transition.

“The Chelsea coaching staff will take charge of the team to train and prepare for our next matches as the club moves quickly to appoint a new head coach.

“There will be no further comment until a new coach is appointed.”

according to telegraphhe lost faith in Buhli and his players.

They state that his future at Chelsea would have been in doubt even if they scored three points against Zagreb.

It was said first-team coach Anthony Barry would likely take over on a temporary basis in the meantime as Chelsea search for a new manager.

At the time of writing, Wesley Fofana – who joined from Leicester for £70m last month – is the only Chelsea player to have posted about Tuchel.

take him Instagram storyThe French center of defense participated in the imagination of the former Borussia Dortmund player who is embracing him.

Wesley Fofana shared this photo of him with Tuchel on Instagram

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Wesley Fofana shared this photo of him with Tuchel on InstagramCredit: Instagram: Wesley Fofana
Blues coach Anthony Barry could be appointed on a temporary basis at Stamford Bridge

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Blues coach Anthony Barry could be appointed on a temporary basis at Stamford Bridgecredit: Getty



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