Nigeria football fans took to social media on Wednesday after the shocking sack of Chelsea’s manager, Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues have endured a slow start to the Premier League season and saw their Champions League campaign get off to a nightmare start in Croatia on Tuesday night. New owner Todd Boehly has now acted fast to remove Tuchel from his position after a hectic summer of spending at Stamford Bridge.
This was revealed in a statement on the club’s website, the statement read: “Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with 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.
“Thomas will rightly have a place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here. As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the Club, and as it continues its hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe it is the right time to make this transition.
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“Chelsea’s coaching staff will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of our upcoming matches as the Club moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach. There will be no further comment until a new head coach appointment is made.”
The statement added that the club is working on appointing a new head coach to fill the vacant position.
▪️ Won Champions League within five months in charge— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 7, 2022
▪️ Reached five finals in less than two seasons
▪️ Won three trophies
End of an era for Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/TG54M0qrzc
Tuchel took over from club legend Frank Lampard in January 2021 and took charge of over 100 games.
He guided the club to Champions League glory with a 1-0 win over Manchester City just a few months later. In August, he was in talks over extending his contract, which was due to expire in 2024.
However, tension started to mount shortly into the new season having suffered three wins.