Report: Tuchel was angry with Todd Boehly for not making this signing

Gabriel Jesus
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All the reports that have come out since the sacking of Thomas Tuchel shows that Tuchel and Todd Boehly never saw eye to eye on so many issues.

Tuchel and Boehly didn’t seem to agree on a lot of things, which led to the new owners’ decision to sack Tuchel.

Boehly came to Stamford Bridge with the intention of backing Tuchel, but a report on Wednesday insisted that Tuchel was sacked by the new owners because they decided that he was ‘not the man to help lead’ a new culture at Stamford Bridge.

Boehly had given Tuchel more control of recruitment than he had with the previous Chelsea board, but Boehly would eventually realise that the German was ‘perhaps better suited to the more detached management style of the past regime’.

There was a lot of back and forth involving Tuchel and Boehly.

Tuchel had frowned at some of Boehly’s decision to force certain players on him – an example is Anthony Gordon.

According to reports, Tuchel did not want the young Everton winger, but Boehly’s data analysts pushed for the 21-year-old anyway.

According to The Athletic, Tuchel became ‘frustrated’ after the Chelsea board decided not to pursue a deal for Gabriel Jesus before he joined Arsenal.

The Athletic said: “Some of the owners advocated a potential move for Gabriel Jesus early in the summer but Tuchel, perhaps scarred by the Romelu Lukaku experience, insisted he did not want a No 9.

“He later reversed his position but then felt frustrated when Chelsea’s owners did not pursue the deal and Jesus, who was very keen to move to Stamford Bridge, joined Arsenal instead. Eventually, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived on deadline day.”

At the end, it seems the Tuchel-Boehly relationship wasn’t one that was going to work anyways.