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Chelsea has sacked manager Thomas Tuchel after their 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.

The Blues have had a sluggish start to the Premier League season and had a horrible start to their Champions League campaign in Croatia on Tuesday night. After a busy summer of spending at Stamford Bridge, new owner Todd Boehly has moved quickly to remove Tuchel from his job.

“Chelsea Football Club has today parted ways with Head Coach Thomas Tuchel,” the club said in a statement.

“On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the Club would like to record its appreciation to Thomas and his team for all of their efforts throughout their time with the Club.”

“Thomas will rightfully have a part in Chelsea’s history, having won the Champions League, Super Cup, and Club World Cup during his tenure 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.

“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. There will be no further comment until a new head coach appointment is made.”

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.

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