Press reports revealed the reasons for the dismissal of German coach Thomas Tuchel from Chelsea, noting that Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo was one of them.
The English Premier League club, Chelsea, announced on Wednesday its separation from its coach, after losing to Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 in the Champions League.
“On behalf of everyone at Chelsea, the club would like to place on record its gratitude to Thomas and the staff for all their efforts during their time with the club,” the club said in a statement.
And a report published by the British “Telegraph” confirmed that the unsuccessful transfer of Ronaldo to the “Blues” caused a great rift between Tuchel and the new owner of the London club, Todd Boley, and that the latter agreed with the Portuguese player on everything, but Tuchel did not want to complete the deal and was angry at having to. To explain the reasons for his refusal.
And the newspaper added: Communication was not good between Tuchel and the new owners group, as the coach prefers to work alone, while Boley wants a coach who answers his questions, how much Tuchel is not a good interaction in the WhatsApp group created by Chelsea owners to enhance communication, research and planning.
And she continued: Tuchel complained about his immersion in the transfer market, expressing his anger at the departure of Petr Cech, the club’s sporting director, as well as the coach’s loss to support a large part of the dressing room, and the shakeup of his relationship with his players.
The Athletic website indicated that the dismissal was not related to the loss in Zagreb, but rather was a decision taken in advance.
Chelsea will defeat Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday before hosting Austrian Salzburg in the second round of the Champions League next Wednesday.
Names that are being circulated to succeed the former Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach, such as French Zinedine Zidane, former Real Madrid coach, Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who are not currently associated, in addition to Graham Potter, who presents a distinguished start to the season with Brighton in the Premier League.
Tuchel became the second manager to be sacked in the Premier League this season, after Bournemouth sacked Scott Parker last week.
The 49-year-old coached Chelsea early last year and led them to achieve the 2020-2021 Champions League at the expense of Manchester City, the European Super Cup, as well as the Club World Cup.