New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has lifted the curtain on the surprise sacking of manager Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked a week ago.
The American surprisingly shared that between the new owners and the German there was no consensus and common vision for the future, which determined the decision to a greater extent than the weak start of the season for the Londoners.
“When you take on a business, you have to make sure you’re on the same page with the people you’re going to run it with. Tuchel is extremely talented and a man who had great success at Chelsea. Our goal is to assemble a team, everything must be a well-oiled machine. The reality behind our decision was that we weren’t sure we shared the same vision for the future with Thomas. No one is right or wrong, we just didn’t have a common vision. There are a lot of walls to tear down in Chelsea. Until now, the first team and the academy did not share information. Our vision was to find a coach who really wants to collaborate with us, continue to add resources and leave our mark on the club,” said the American.
The remarks come as a surprise as Chelsea’s new bosses spent more than €280 million over the summer break to bolster the club with new players and in an attempt to shore up Thomas Tuchel in the transfer market.