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Todd Boehly explains decision to part ways with ex-Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel

Todd Boehly explains decision to sack Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has explained the club’s decision to sack Thomas Tuchel as manager.

Tuchel was fired after a 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb, but reports indicated his dismissal was more about the breakdown in his relationship with the new Chelsea owners.

Speaking at the SALT Conference, Boehly has now explained the reasons behind Tuchel’s exit.

The American stated that the former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager did not have a shared vision with the club’s new co-owners.

“When you take over any business, you just have to make sure that you’re aligned with the people who are operating the business,” he said.

“I think Tuchel is obviously extremely talented – someone who had great success at Chelsea.

“Our vision for the club was finding a manager who really wanted to collaborate with us, a coach who really wanted to collaborate.

“I think there are a lot of walls to break down at Chelsea. Before the first team, for example, and the academy, didn’t really share data, they didn’t share information about where the top players were coming from.

“Our goal is to really bring a team together, with the academy, the first team, the incremental clubs that we want to acquire and develop, all that needs to be a well-oiled machine.

“The reality of our decision was that we just weren’t sure that Thomas saw it the same way we saw it. No one’s right or wrong. We just didn’t have a shared vision for the future.”

Boehly went on to explain that the club’s decision was not about the team’s performances or the results but about the shared vision for the club’s future.

“It wasn’t about Zagreb,” he added. “It was really about the shared vision for what we wanted Chelsea football club to look like.

“It wasn’t a decision that was made as a result of a single win or loss. It was a decision that was made really about what we thought was the right vision for the club.”

Tuchel, who took to his Twitter account to express his sadness and disappointment about his premature dismissal, is reportedly not looking to take time off football for now.

He is ready to begin a new chapter and will now wait for the right opportunity to present itself.

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