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Chelsea Owners Admit They Made Mistake in Sacking Thomas Tuchel After Disastrous Season

Chelsea owners have reportedly admitted that they made a mistake in sacking Thomas Tuchel in their maiden season in England.

Tuchel was relieved of his duties after just seven games in charge after the Todd Boehly-led Clearlake consortium bought the club from the embattled Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea had begun the season in poor fashion, with the 1-0 loss away to Dinamo Zagreb in early September proving to be the German’s final game in charge. Boehly has in the past admitted that Tuchel wasn’t sacked for his on-field performances.

Why Tuchel was sacked

The American wanted a manager whom he could engage with on matters of policy and transfers within the club, which Tuchel is said to have been uncomfortable with. Under Abramovich, this was solely the purview of director Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech.

Chelsea moved in quickly to pay off Brighton for the services of Graham Potter. Despite starting well, Potter soon found the going tough before he was finally sacked in April.

As Goal reports, Chelsea owners have now admitted that sacking Tuchel and hiring Potter immediately was not the best call of action. They, however, insist that Tuchel had to go one way or the other, but perhaps they shouldn’t have rushed the process to allow for an easier transition.

Tuchel has since joined Bayern Munich.

The costly mistake has cost the Blues as they are poised to record their worst-ever finish in the Premier League since 1996. They haven’t reached the latter stages of any competition this year and won’t compete in Europe next season.

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