German former Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel believes that his departure from the “Blues” came several years earlier than he had hoped, in a farewell message to the fans of the London club.
Tuchel was sacked as coach of Chelsea FC on Wednesday morning, a few hours after his team lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Despite Tuchel’s attempts to persuade Chelsea’s management to take more time to turn things around after a meeting between the two parties, new owner Todd Bole was adamant about sacking the German.
What did Tuchel say?
Tuchel bid farewell to Chelsea and his fans in a message posted on his
“This is one of the most difficult statements I’ve ever had to write, and a message I hoped I wouldn’t need to make many years ago,” she said.
“I feel devastated that my time at Chelsea is over, this is a club where I feel at home, both professionally and personally.”
“A big thank you to all the staff, players and fans for making me feel so welcome from the start.”
And he added: “The pride and joy that I felt in helping the team win the Champions League and the Club World Cup will stay with me forever.”
The German coach concluded his message by saying: “I am honored to be a part of the history of this club and whatever the future holds for me, the memories of the past months I spent at the club will always hold a special place in my heart.”
It is noteworthy that Tuchel will receive 15 million euros for his sudden dismissal from Chelsea, which comes just one year after his crowning with the “Blues” with the Champions League title.
Who is Tuchel’s replacement at Chelsea?
Chelsea moved quickly to find a new technical director to manage the team during the coming period, and chose Graham Potter, Brighton’s coach.
Chelsea paid the release clause in Potter’s contract with Brighton, to actually obtain his signature and become the new coach of the London club.