Surprise in British lands. After the 1-0 defeat on Tuesday for the first date of the Champions League, against Dinamo Zagreb, Chelsea managers fired Thomas Tuchel, German coach who was able to lift three international titles with the institution. now the blues they will begin the search for a replacement and, among the candidates, there is an Argentine.
Through a statement, the London team made public the dismissal of its technical director and explained the reasons why they made that decision. “As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since he took over the club, and he continues his hard work to move the club forward, the new owners believe the time is right to make this transition”, expresses the message.
However, the real reasons seem to be others. According to English media, the dismissal of the 49-year-old man is not due to the recent defeat against the Croats or his irregular start in the Premier League, where he is sixth with 10 points out of a possible 18. The main argument would be the new owners of the club after the departure of businessman Roman Abramovich, Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, considered that Tuchel was not the right person for the position.
Chelsea owners wanted to replace the German. (Photo: AFP)
Likewise, despite the differences, the Blue Lions did not forget all that Túchel had achieved and thanked him for his great work at the club in part of the statement: “On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the Club wishes 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 history after winning the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here.”.
The institution thanked the DT for everything achieved. (Photo: AP)
Regarding his next duels -against Fulham by Premier League Y red bull salzburg for Champions- the Stamford Bridge team reported that his coaching staff will take charge of the team for the training and preparation of said matches. In the meantime, the club will begin the search for a new manager.
The directors are already looking for a replacement for Tuchel. (Photo; AP)
After the departure of the German, the directors of Chelsea have several candidates in the pipeline to replace him. In fact, The British press reports that the club will contact the Argentine Mauricio Pochettino and the Frenchman Zinedine ZIdane in the next few hours.. Although, there is a cover that would be the favorite of the leadership.
This hidden character would be English Graham Potter, current coach of Alexis Mac Allister at Brighton and Hove Albion. At 47 years old, the coach is in fourth place in the English league and, due to his extremely offensive game idea, the Seagulls became the furious team.
Graham Potter, the favorite of the Chelsea leadership. (Photo: Reuters)
Tuchel’s time at Chelsea
The 49-year-old coach had a great time at Stamford Bridge. (Photo: REUTER)
Under the technical direction of the German, the Blue Lions knew how to make people talk internationally. Its Champions League 2021, where champions were consecrated after beating in the final the Manchester City of Pep Guardiolais the ultimate proof of it.
However, the Orejona was not the only title obtained by the technician with a past in paris st geirmain since, months later, won two more trophies: the European Super Cup -beat the Villarreal for penalties- and the Club World Cup-defeated the palm trees through the twelve steps.