Thomas Tuchel was sacked as Chelsea manager following the 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday evening.
The decision came as a shocker to most fans following Thomas Tuchel’s achievement at the club.
But like as many suspected, Tuchel’s sacking had very little to do with the defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, but rather so many issues that came on board during the summer transfer window.
Thomas Tuchel had an extremely busy transfer window before being relieved of his duties at Chelsea, but despite the massive spending spree, he didn’t seem to be in alignment with Todd Boehly which would eventually lead to his dismissal.
According to CBS Sports, Boehly and his fellow directors became frustrated with Tuchel’s lack of help in convincing players to join Chelsea and feel they missed out on signings as a result.
Todd Boehly had helped agree fees for Jules Kounde and Raphinha who eventually went to Barcelona, but they could easily have joined Chelsea, especially Kounde, but Tuchel’s body language to the players showed he didn’t want them at the club.
Xavi on the other was busy selling Barcelona to the club’s targets, even when Barca had no money to complete signings.
According to reports, Tuchel only sold the club to the players he only wanted and it made Chelsea miss out on some targets.
The issue of Cristiano Ronaldo was said to be a warning sign to the Americans, as Tuchel dismissed the idea without wanting to consider the angle of the new owners or at least be involved in a deliberation of the matter.
Tuchel also wanted to sell young striker Armando Broja after selling Billy Gilmour, and the club sees Broja as the future.
The Guardian has claimed that the German was willing to sell Armando Broja when West Ham submitted a £30m bid for him, but Broja would eventually sign a new deal with the club, and the German felt under pressure to give him minutes.
With all the happenings behind the scene, The Telegraph reported that the decision had already been made about Tuchel, that the German would have been dismissed – win, lose or draw in Croatia.
Tuchel didn’t also seem too keen in helping out in the search for a new sporting director and didn’t seem to share in the new owner’s vision as well.
The report adds that Tuchel’s unwillingness to adapt and engage in the process of long-term reform was a major factor in the German’s sacking.