Thomas Tuchel sacked as head coach of Chelsea

Chelsea have sacked head coach Thomas Tuchel.

The German, 49, has left Stamford Bridge just seven matches into the season, following a 1-0 defeat by Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

In a statement, the club have also said: “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 was appointed by Chelsea in January 2021 and had an immediate impact, winning the Champions League in his first season at the club.

In 2021-22, Chelsea reached both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup final as they secured a third-place finish in the Premier League.

Tuchel spearheaded Chelsea at a time of uncertainty for the club as Roman Abramovich departed as owner last season.

Chelsea were one of the biggest spenders in the summer transfer window, signing Wesley Fofana, Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling.

Chelsea are sixth in the Premier League and play Fulham on Saturday.

Chelsea managerial reigns by days

Manager Days in charge

Jose Mourinho

1204

Avram Grant

247

Luis Felipe Scolaric

223

Gus Hiddink (temp)

103

Carlo Ancelottic

690

Andre Villas-Boas

256

Roberto Di Matteo

262

Rafael Benitez (temp)

187

Jose Mourinho

927

Gus Hiddink (temp)

194

Antonio Contea

741

Maurizio Sarric

337

Frank Lampard

571

Thomas Tuchel

589

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