Thomas Tuchel was sacked after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat by Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night. Check out Chelsea full news in this article.
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Thomas Tuchel ( born 29 August 1973) is a German professional football manager and former player who most recently managed Chelsea.
|Date of birth
|29 August 1973
|Place of birth
|Krumbach, West Germany
|1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Tuchel played eight games during the 1992–93 season. After the 1993–94 season, he was dropped from Kickers’ first team, and joined Regionalliga Süd side SSV Ulm, coached by Hermann Badstuber, the father of Holger Badstuber, whom Tuchel would later manage at youth level.
Playing as a central defender, he played for SSV Ulm until being forced to retire in 1998, at the age of 24, after suffering a knee cartilage injury.
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Thomas Tuchel was sacked after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat by Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night; Chelsea have permission from Brighton to speak to Graham Potter later on Wednesday and are also keen to speak to Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane, who are both out of work.
Chelsea sacked Tuchel on Wednesday morning, a day after a shock 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League and just six matches into the new Premier League season.
They are also keen to hold discussions with former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane, who are both out of work.
Tuchel was sacked by Boehly during a face-to-face meeting just three months after completing his takeover of the club.
Since becoming Chelsea’s new owner, Boehly has moved on director Marina Granovskaia, chairman Bruce Buck and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech in a complete overhaul of the Roman Abramovich era.
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On 26 January 2021, Tuchel signed an 18-month contract (with the option for an extra year) with Premier League side Chelsea, replacing Frank Lampard.
Although expressing a desire to not come in mid-season so as to have a pre-season with his new team, Tuchel accepted the position after Ralf Rangnick rejected the proposal of interim head coach.
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Tuchel took charge of his first match the following day, a goalless draw at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers, a match that set the record for most possession (78.9%) and passes completed (820) for a manager’s first Premier League game.
Tuchel won his first game on 31 January, defeating Burnley 2–0 at home, and then won his first London derby (and his first away game) by defeating Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 on 4 February.
In his first transfer window at Chelsea, the club signed experienced goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli on a free transfer from West London rivals Fulham on 28 July, thus marking Tuchel’s first signing as Chelsea head coach.
Jamie Carragher fears that Graham Potter would not be given the time he needs to succeed if he was appointed as Chelsea’s new manager.
The Brighton boss is the Blues’ No 1 target to replace Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked this morning after last night’s 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
The Seagulls have granted Chelsea permission to speak to Potter and if talks go according to plan, the expectancy is that he will be offered the position and could be in place by the weekend when the west London side take on Fulham.
Wesley Fofana became the first player to break Chelsea’s dressing room silence after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday.
New owner Todd Boehly has wasted no time in dismissing the German coach just seven games into the season, and 100 days into his reign since replacing Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea are sixth in the Premier League and have made a miserable start to their Champions League campaign, with Tuchel disposed hours after their humbling 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb, his 100th match in charge.