Manchester United boss Eric Ten Hag has been invited by reporters to discuss the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked by Chelsea on Wednesday.
Thomas Tuchel will not resist Chelsea’s difficult start to the season. The London capital club, who finished sixth in the Premier League, five points behind leaders Arsenal, started their Champions League campaign on Tuesday evening with a surprise defeat to Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb (0-1). The Blues performed so poorly that, in the wake of this setback, they reported the dismissal of the German coach. Appointed in January 2021, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss had a current contract until June 2024 with the Englishman and would leave his post with a good compensation refund.
“It’s the start of the season, yeah.”
Reaction to the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel. Present at a press conference ahead of Real Sociedad’s arrival on Thursday evening, counting the first day of the Europa League group stage, Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag was invited to bounce back from this news. The Dutchman, who this summer was put on the bench at the Red Devils, said he was surprised by the timing chosen by the Chelsea captains. “Yes that’s life. I’m sorry, but I have nothing to say about this. It’s Chelsea, not Man United. It’s the start of the season, yes. The 49-year-old fired after 100 matches and led Chelsea to the final Champions League crown in 2021.
Behind the scenes, the English club is busy with the succession to the throne. According to the information received from Sky SportsChelsea will consider Brighton and Hove Albion head coach Graham Potter. The English channel cited two other notable files: Argentine Mauricio Pochettino (formerly Paris Saint-Germain) and French Zinedine Zidane (formerly Real Madrid).