Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Thomas Tuchel after their 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League opener.
“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,” the club said in a statement.
“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.
Tuchel took charge of 100 games for Chelsea having taken over from club legend Frank Lampard in January 2021. He guided the club to Champions League glory with a 1-0 win over Manchester City just a few months later.
Chelsea currently sit sixth on the English Premier League table with 10 points from a possible 18, having lost their last two away matches, at Leeds and Southampton.