Thomas Tuchel reacts to Chelsea sacking his replacement Graham Potter
Coach Thomas Tuchel has commented on Chelsea sacking his replacement, Graham Potter.
Chelsea’s coach Thomas Tuchel was unexpectedly sacked by the club’s new owner, Todd Boehly, in September last year.
But just 7 months later, coach Graham Potter (who replaced Thomas Tuchel) was also fired after a series of poor performances by Chelsea, leaving the team languishing in 11th place on the Premier League table.
Coach Tuchel said he understands how Graham Potter feels right now, as he himself had previously experienced the devastation of being sacked, despite having led Chelsea to Champions League victory less than a year ago.
Tuchel said: “I saw the news very late last night on my phone as a push notification.
“In the end it was pretty tough timing because it was right after I took over here and now the next Chelsea coach position is vacant.
“I needed quite a bit of time to distance myself from Chelsea.
“I really enjoyed working there and I formed friendships for life.
“It was a very intense time.
“But the club has changed massively so it was easier for me to get a bit of distance between myself and the club, so it didn’t really trigger big emotions in me.”
Last week, coach Thomas Tuchel was selected to replace Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich, while Nagelsmann is reportedly being considered for the Chelsea job.
According to The Sun, negotiations between Chelsea and Julian Nagelsmann are going well, and the German coach may turn down Tottenham to work with a team that has a better quality squad.
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