Date: 7th September 2022 at 10:00am
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Chelsea have sacked manager Thomas Tuchel in the wake of their shock 1-0 defeat against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday. 

The Blues announced on their official website that they had parted company with the German, just 20 months after he took charge following the sacking of Frank Lampard.

Tuchel enjoyed huge success during the first year of his tenure at Stamford Bridge, winning the Champions League at the end of his first season in charge, with a 1-0 win over Manchester City securing the club’s second ever triumph in the competition.

He also guided The Blues to the FA Cup final during the 2020/21 campaign, only to lose to Leicester City in controversial circumstances, with VAR failing to rule out Youri Tielemans’ goal despite a seemingly blatant handball in the build up.

The following season, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss watched his side lift both the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup trophies.

Tuchel, 49, had several issues to deal with last season, including club record signing Romelu Lukaku’s open desire to leave the club, and the sanctioning of former owner Roman Abramovich.

Tuchel was sacked shortly after his 100th game in charge of Chelsea

Upon Todd Boehly completing his takeover of the club, Tuchel became involved in transfer dealings, according to ESPN, and the pair oversaw a record breaking spending spree with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kalidou Koulibaly all arriving in the capital.

Chelsea have struggled in the early weeks of the season, though, suffering surprise defeats to both Leeds United and Southampton away from home, before a dismal display against Zagreb in the Croatian capital on Tuesday evening.

Tuchel leaves Chelsea sitting sixth in the Premier League, having picked up ten points from six matches.

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter is among those already being linked with the vacant post, according to The Telegraph, while former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino could be another option, having recently left French side Paris Saint-Germain.

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