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Chelsea owners told they have no ide about football after sacking Thomas Tuchel

Christian Heide, sporting director at Mainz, has slammed Chelsea’s decision to sack Thomas Tuchel.


Chelsea parted ways with Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday morning. The news came less than 24 hours after the west Londoners lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in a Champions League clash.

Tuchel won the Champions League during the first season at Chelsea, but has since failed to replicate that sort of form. Chelsea are currently 6th in the Premier League and finished 2021/22 in third.

There were also reports that Tuchel was proving difficult to work with and that he had alienated some of the Chelsea players.

Graham Potter has since taken charge and now looks set to have around two weeks to get to know his new squad before playing a Premier League game thanks to the postponement of football.

Potter has done an excellent job at Brighton and there are many excited to see what he can do in west Londoner.

However, some are not happy that Tuchel was sacked. One of those people is Mainz sporting director, Christian Heide:

Heide told BILD: “The sacking is grist to the mill of those who are against investors in football. It was purely an investor’s decision.

“Someone who has no idea about football probably thought that sixth place wasn’t good enough for him and said: ‘Then let’s try another coach.’

“After only six games, I can’t think of any other reason. But Chelsea will bitterly regret this decision – they won’t get such a good coach again so quickly.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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