Chelsea sack manager Thomas Tuchel after Champions League loss to Dinamo Zagreb

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Chelsea’s defeat on Tuesday follows a disappointing start to the season, which saw the club also lose to Leeds and Southampton in the Premier League. In addition, Tuchel was also involved in an ugly touchline incident with Tottenham coach Antonio Conte after their teams drew 1-1 earlier in the season.

The former Paris Saint-Germain coach had only been with the club since January 2021 when he replaced Frank Lampard.

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Last season, Tuchel took Chelsea to the semi-finals of the Champions League, before losing to eventual winner Real Madrid and finishing third in the Premier League. Chelsea also reached the finals of the FA Cup and the Carabeo Cup, both of which they lost to Liverpool on penalties.

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Chelsea’s then-Russian owner Roman Abramovich sold the club this year to new owners, led by Todd Boehly.

“On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the club would like to thank Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during their time at the club. Thomas will rightfully have a place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, Super Cup and World Cup for clubs in his time here,” the club said in a statement.

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“As the new ownership group has reached 100 days since the club took over, and as it continues its hard work to move the club forward, the new owners believe that now is the right time to make this transition. will take charge of the team for training and preparation for our upcoming matches, while the club is quickly on track to appoint a new head coach,” it added.

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

Chelsea invested a Premier League record £273 million this summer to renew Tuchel’s squad, which featured Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucarella and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. But Sky Sports News understands that Chelsea have been considering this decision for some time and that it is not a knee-jerk reaction to Tuesday’s Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.

The new owner has been concerned for some time and is looking at other options. Now they want a long-term deal to move Chelsea forward