This morning, Chelsea officially announced their shocking decision to break company with Thomas Tuchel.

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After Tuesday night’s Champions League loss to Dinamo Zagreb, the German manager was fired, leaving the Blues in sixth place in the Premier League.

However, The Athletic reports that the decision would have been made regardless of how last night’s match in Croatia turned out.

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It happens one hundred days after Todd Boehly, a businessman from the United States, and the Clearlake Capital group took control of the club.

The new owners have since talked about their long-term plans for the team, and according to the Telegraph, Tuchel hasn’t explicitly demonstrated his desire to fit into the new way of life.

After spending the previous three months working together, uncertainty grew regarding the new owners’ ability to collaborate with the 49-year-old.

A clash of styles first surfaced during Chelsea’s preseason tour of the United States.

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In contrast to Behdad Eghbali, the cofounder of Boehly and Clearlake, Tuchel is thought to prefer working alone.

It is asserted that the German was not active in a WhatsApp group created to talk about transfer targets.

It is also alleged that there has been tension within the team, with Tuchel’s relationships with some players deteriorating recently.

According to sources, the owners now intend to select a head coach for the long term and hope to do so by the weekend.

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In a club statement Chelsea said the new owners “believe it is the right time to make the transition”.

The full statement read: “On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the Club would like to place on record its gratitude to Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during their time with the Club.

“Thomas will rightly have a place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here. 

“As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the Club, and as it continues its hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe it is the right time to make this transition.”

The current coaching staff will now train in preparation for Saturday’s West London derby matchup with Fulham.

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However, the team committed to appoint a new gaffer as soon as possible.

The statement continued: “Chelsea’s coaching staff will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of our upcoming matches as the Club moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach. 

“There will be no further comment until a new head coach appointment is made.”

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