German football coach Thomas Tuchel admitted he is very sad to leave Chelsea.
He announced it on the social network Twitter, thanking his former club for the time together. Tuchel has been on the bench since January 2021 and won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup with the team.
“I am devastated by my end at Chelsea. I felt at home at this club – professionally and personally,” the 49-year-old coach wrote on Sunday.
“This is one of the most challenging statements I’ve ever had to write, and I hoped it wouldn’t take many years,” the helmsman made no secret of his disappointment.
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The management of “The Blues” recalled him on Wednesday after the 0-1 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb in the 1st round of the group stage of the Champions League. His contract ran until 2024.
“Thank you to the staff, players and fans for welcoming me from the start. I am honored to have been part of the club’s history for 19 months and the memories of this period will forever hold a special place in my heart.” Tuchel wrote on the social network.
He only lasted seven games with the team in the new season. According to British media, the reason for the split was also his strained relationship with the club’s new management and some players.
Graham Potter, former Brighton & Hove Albion coach, replaced him the day after being fired from the bench. The new coach was due to make his debut in Fulham on Saturday, but the weekend program of the top English league was postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Potter is expected to make his debut in Wednesday’s Champions League game against Red Bull Salzburg. The information is provided by the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
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