Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel sacked while Brighton manager Graham Potter given permission to speak with club

todaySeptember 7, 2022

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Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s head coach was sacked just in his first six matches into the Premier League season.

The club have been given permission by Brighton to speak to Graham Potter, who is expected to meet Todd Boehly this afternoon

After sacking head coach Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea are set for talks with Brighton boss Graham Potter, but would he be a good fit at the club?

Thomas Tuchel was sacked after a  1-0 UCL defeat by Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night; Brighton boss Graham Potter to meet Chelsea’s owner Todd Boehly for talks; Chelsea seemed to be  prepared to pay the release clause in Potter’s contract

It is thought Chelsea have made it clear they are prepared to meet Brighton’s exit clause figure. The club are also keen to speak to Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane, who are both out of work.

Tuchel lost his job because of an increasingly difficult relationship with the owners, who were willing to try and make it work with the German but it proved to be not possible. Tuchel also had an increasingly difficult relationship with some players which is not unusual and happens at most clubs.

Boehly is still acting as sporting director having moved on director Marina Granovskaia, chairman Bruce Buck and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech this summer in a complete overhaul of the Roman Abramovich era. Chelsea invested a one-window Premier League record of £273m to revamp Tuchel’s squad this summer, bringing in Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

A club statement read: “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.

Clubs such as Manchester United and Barcelona were interested in Tuchel last season but he was always loyal to Chelsea.

Although Chelsea ended up spending a record £278m this summer there were differences of opinion between the co-owners and Tuchel on some targets and strategy.

For example, the owners were open to the idea of signing Cristiano Ronaldo from United but he was not wanted by Tuchel.

Meanwhile, Chelsea co-owners Boehly and Behdad Eghbali met Chelsea players and staff on Wednesday afternoon at Cobham.

They explained what had happened with Tuchel and their vision for the future of the club. Boehly and Eghbali were also at the game in Zagreb on Tuesday.

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