There was a bit of a shock this morning when Chelsea announced they had parted ways with Thomas Tuchel. The former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain is now available for work elsewhere.
Chelsea lost to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday night and the German was sent his marching orders.
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, who you won’t hear call for a manager’s head unless it is at Salford City, has mocked Chelsea owner Todd Boehly following the news.
Neville tweeted: “Todd Woodward.”
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag gave a rather blunt response regarding the sacking of Tuchel, telling reporters (via Manchester Evening News): “I feel sorry, but there is nothing I can say.
“It’s Chelsea, not Man United. It’s early in the season, yes.”
Tuchel had done a brilliant job at Chelsea – winning the Champions League in 2021 – and their fans feared the worst when Jamie Carragher tipped him for the United job before Ten Hag’s appointment.
Neville likened Boehly to former United vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who hired and sacked several managers during his stay, which came to an end earlier this year.
Brighton manager Graham Potter is the early favourite for the Chelsea job, as per The Independent, although Mauricio Pochettino is another name being mentioned by reporters close to the situation.
It all seems very harsh on Tuchel if you ask me.