German manager Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Chelsea after a poor start to the new season, the club announced on Wednesday.
The Blues lost their first game of the UEFA Champions League 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday and this proved to be the final straw as the new ownership led by Todd Boehly make another big decision.
A statement from the club reads: "Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with head coach Thomas Tuchel.
"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.
"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."
This comes as a surprise as Chelsea, despite a mixed start are sixth on the Premier League table, just five points off league leaders Arsenal. The Blues spent over £250 million in transfers this summer, a move that seemingly signified the backing of the manager.
Thomas Tuchel was appointed as Frank Lampard's successor in January 2021 and guided Chelsea to their second Champions League crown in May that year.
He also won the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup title.
Overall, Tuchel managed 100 games for Chelsea, winning 60, drawing 24, and losing 16 games.