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‘I’m devastated’ – Thomas Tuchel opens up on Chelsea sacking

Thomas Tuchel says he’s “devastated” that his time as Chelsea head coach was prematurely ended.

he German, who guided the Blues to Champions League glory final yr and the Membership World Cup crown in February, was sacked on Wednesday following Tuesday evening’s loss at Dinamo Zagreb – the membership’s third defeat in seven matches – amid strategies his relationship with new house owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali had deteriorated.

“This is likely one of the most troublesome statements I’ve ever needed to write – and it’s one which I hoped I might not have to do for a few years,” the 49-year-old posted on Twitter on Sunday night.

“I’m devastated that my time at Chelsea has come to an finish. It is a membership the place I felt at residence, each professionally and personally.

“Thanks a lot to all of the employees, the gamers and the supporters for making me really feel very welcome from the beginning.

“The delight and pleasure I felt at serving to the crew to win the Champions League and the Membership World Cup will stick with me without end.

“I’m honoured to have been part of this membership’s historical past and the reminiscences of the final 19 months will at all times have a particular place in my coronary heart.”

Chelsea on Thursday afternoon confirmed the appointment of Graham Potter as Tuchel’s substitute on a five-year contract.



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