Chelsea have parted company with head coach, Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel was sacked on Wesnesday morning following a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the opening match of the Champions League group stage.
Chelsea have had a rather poor start to the new season. They have lost three of their last four away matches in all competitions.
Thomas Tuchel was informed of the club’s decision on Wednesday morning and Anthony Barry is likely to take temporary charge of Chelsea until a replacement is found.
The German manager won the Champions League in his first season at the London club. He also won the UEFA Super Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup during his time as Head coach.
Tuchel’s sacking is not based purely on results or Chelsea’s poor start to the season. Concerns had been growing over whether he was the right man to lead the new era. His future was in doubt regardless of a win, lose or draw in Zagreb.
Graham Potter is early frontrunner to replace Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea. As well as approaching Potter, Chelsea may try to hold discussions with out-of-work duo Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane. Benfica manager Roger Schmidt could also come under consideration.