Thomas Tuchel has spoken for the very first time since he was fired as Chelsea manager, admitting his anger at the choice..
The German’s time as manager of the Blues ended after their 1-0 defeat in the Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb, the third time in seven games this season.
His relationship with Todd Boehly was also become more and more complicated behind the scenes, with communication falling down and the choice was made by the new owners to get away from Tuchel.
Graham Potter has now come in to assume charge and was supposed to be in the dressing room against Fulham before that match, along with all of the other Premier League fixtures, was postponed over the weekend after death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Tuchel admitted in a series of tweets that it had been a “painful” decision.
“This is the hardest statement I’ve ever had to write, and I wished I would not have to do it for many years,” Tuchel said.
“I’m really devastated – my time at Chelsea is coming to an end..
“This club is a place for me to feel at home – both professionally as well as personally. I want to thank everyone, especially the staff, supporters and players, for making me feel so welcome from the start.
I will never forget the feeling of pride and joy when I helped my team win the Champions League and also the Club World Cup. I feel honored to be part of the history of this club, together with the memories of the final 19 weeks will always be special in my heart.