German coach Thomas Tuchel has finally broken his silence over brutal sacking by Premier League club Chelsea last week. Former Chelsea coach has revealed his 'devastation' to leave a club where he 'felt home' after new owner Todd Boehly ruthlessly axed the 49-year-old coach.
Former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel joined the Blues in January 2021 and won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on his debut season with the London-based club.
Thomas Tuchel took to Twitter and wrote a heartfelt statement that read, " This is one of the most difficult statements I have ever had to write - and it is one which I hoped I would not need to do for many years. I am devastated that my time at Chelsea has come to an end.
"This is a club where I felt at home, both professionally and personally. Thank you so much to all the staff, the players and the supporters for making me feel very welcome from the start.
"The pride and joy I felt at helping the team to win the Champions League and the Club World Cup will stay with me forever. I am honoured to have been a part of this club’s history and the memories of the last 19 months will always have a special place in my heart."
After Chelsea faced a frustrating 1-0 UCL defeat against Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb on September 6, the Blues announced the departure of Thomas Tuchel a day later.
After sacking Tuchel, Boehly had wasted no time to appoint Graham Potter from Brighton as the German coach's replacement. Chelsea signed Potter and five members of his technical staff for £21million.