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Chelsea sack manager Thomas Tuchel after 100 days of new ownership

Premier League club Chelsea have sacked their manager Thomas Tuchel as the club reaches the end of its first 100 days under new management.

Tuchel’s Chelsea fell to a humiliating defeat last night at the hands of Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League leaving the Blues on a three-match losing streak in all competitions – Chelsea sit bottom of Group E without a point.

Tuchel was outspoken in the summer transfer window surrounding the business his club were doing, and finished last season and have started this season poorly.

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In a statement, the football club said: ” 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.

“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.

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

Tuchel joined the London club in January 2021 and managed the Blues 100 times in all competitions.

This article was culled from cityam.com

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