Thomas Tuchel was sacked by the new owner Todd Boehly after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night.
The 49-year-old German tactician joined the Blues on 26 January 2021 after signing an 18-month contract with the Premier League side by replacing Frank Lampard.
Tuchel hasn’t led Chelsea to a great start to the campaign with three wins from six matches
Todd Boehly dismissed Tuchel just seven games into the new season and 100 days into his reign at the west London club since replacing Roman Abramovich.
Fcnaija looks at Thomas Tuchel’s five sins he committed under new American consortium owners.
Tuchel refused to sign Cristiano Ronaldo
One of the many issues was conflicts over signings, specifically Cristiano Ronaldo. Chelsea’s new owner needed to sign a former Real Madrid forward but Tuchel didn’t approve.
However, Boehly and Eghbali wanted an explanation as to why Tuchel grew frustrated as he felt too much time was being wasted on Portugal internationals when signing defenders should have been the priority.
The American openly described former PSG and Borussia Dortmund coach as a “nightmare” to deal with during the transfer window.
Tuchel is against the signing of Carney Chukwuemeka and Cesare Casadei
The German manager was not driving every piece of business done by the club for the arrivals of talented youngsters Chukwuemeka and Cesare Casadei from Aston Villa and Inter Milan, respectively.
Boehly and Eghbali get the recommendations from head of youth development Neil Bath and his assistant Jim Fraser.
Tuchel letting Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to go this summer
Chelse struggled from goal despite spending big to bring Lukaku and Werner and the Blues failed to score in FA Cup final and Carabao Cup final both against Liverpool.
The owner felt that his attackers still don’t possess the flair or creativity needed to be a potent force but Tuchel prefer to the club buy defenders instead.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived at Stamford Bridge on deadline day and he played one game under Tuchel, the 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb but the former Arsenal skipper had an awful game maybe due to he hasn’t had time to settle, gain match fitness or adapt fully.
They want Tuchel to change his style to a 4-4-3 formation
Boehly and Behdad Eghbali wants Tuchel change his tactic from 3-5-3-2 to morden formations of 4-3-3 system.
However, former coach felt and his staff encountered what they felt were several ‘slapstick’ moments as the owners adapted to the rules and setup of football.
Chelsea backed Tuchel back in the summer transfer window, with the Blues spending close to £300million as they looked to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2017.
The Blues bring new defenders from Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana for big money but the West London outfit have conceed nine Premier League and just three win from six fixtures leaving five points behind Arsenal.
Chelsea sixth in the league table have already lost against the likes of Leeds and Southampton but convince in against Everton, West Ham and Leicester.
The Champions League group stage opner in Croatia brings the final straw for Tuchel as the new owners do not want to risk of missing out on a place in the knockout stages.