Thomas Tuchel: How did his record compare to former Chelsea managers? | Football

Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea on Wednesday (Image: Getty)

Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea on Wednesday (Image: Getty)

Chelsea shocked the football world by sacking head coach Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday, but how has his record compared to previous Blues managers?

The German oversaw exactly 100 games during his tenure as Chelsea manager and kept 31 clean sheets from his first 50 at the top.

Tuchel guided Chelsea to more domestic and European finals than any other manager in the club’s history – four – despite spending just 589 days in that role.

These included winning the 2020-21 Champions League, as well as reaching the finals of the FA Cup and League Cup last season, with Chelsea losing to Liverpool on penalties in both games, as well as another FA Cup runners-up finish.

In doing so, Tuchel became the first Chelsea manager to take them to the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup finals respectively – which came just 350 days into his tenure.

The 49-year-old also helped Chelsea win the Super Cup and Club World Cup last year as they became world champions for the first time in their history.

Tuchel has had a 60 percent win rate in his 100 games as Chelsea manager, beating Claudio Ranieri’s 53.77 percent record from 199 games.

He also had a better record than Gianluca Vialli, in charge of 143 games, who had a win rate of 53.15 percent.

Vialli led Chelsea to glory in the FA Cup, League Cup, Super Cup and the now-abandoned UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup during his two-year tenure from 1998-2000.

However, Tuchel was below Carlo Ancelotti’s 61.47 percent from 109 games, Jose Mourinho’s 63.55 percent from 321 games and Antonio Conte’s 65.09 percent from 106 games.

Ancelotti, now Real Madrid manager, guided Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup double in 2009/10.

Mourinho, regarded as one of the best managers in Chelsea history, has won three Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup in west London.

Tottenham boss Conte won the 2016-17 Premier League and 2017-18 FA Cup while at Stamford Bridge.

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