Chelsea sack manager Thomas Tuchel after disappointing start to season

New Delhi: Following Chelsea’s disappointing start to the season in the English Premier League (EPL) and the UEFA Champions League the former European champions have sacked manager Thomas Tuchel.

The most recent result, a 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, led Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly to remove his manager with immediate effect.

“Chelsea Football Club part company with Thomas Tuchel,” Chelsea announced on their official Twitter handle.

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Chelsea have picked up 10 points from five games so far this season, after spending the most of any club in the transfer market £278.4 million ($319.9m).

Chelsea wrote in their official statement, “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.”

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“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. 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.

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