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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals Thomas Tuchel’s reaction to Chelsea sacking

The striker joined Chelsea on deadline day

Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that Thomas Tuchel has been left ‘frustrated and sad’ by his premature sacking at Chelsea after the Blues’ poor start to the season.

A 1-0 defeat to Dynamo Zagreb in their Champions League group stage opener proved too much for new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, who was already less than keen on the German boss following clashes over transfer strategy over the summer.

As a result, Tuchel was sacked the following morning, and Graham Potter has arrived at Stamford Bridge.

For Aubameyang, however, it is something of a kick in the teeth, with the striker having joined largely on the promise of working with Tuchel once more, only to spend 60 minutes playing for him before a new manager arrived.

“It will be an honour and a joy again [to play with Tuchel], we had some good times in Dortmund together so I am really happy to play for him again. We will achieve some big things, I am sure of this and I will try to help the team”, the striker explained in his arrival interview with the Blues.

(EMBARGO CONDITIONS – ATTENTION: D J699ET Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) and manager Thomas Tuchel celebrate at the end of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, 20 May 2017.

(EMBARGO CONDITIONS – ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.) Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa (Alamy Stock Photo)

And, though he hasn’t spoken to his former boss since his departure, Auba is certain that the German has been left annoyed by the way that things ended at Stamford Bridge.

Potter’s reign got underway with a 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg, in which Aubameyang played 66 minutes and grabbed an assist.

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