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Thomas Tuchel has left his role as Chelsea manager (Picture: AP/Getty Images)

Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel

By SkySports

Thomas Tuchel was sacked after Chelsea 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night; Chelsea said: “As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the club…the new owners believe it is the right time to make this transition”

Chelsea have sacked head coach Thomas Tuchel six matches into the Premier League season.

Chelsea are expected to approach Brighton later on Wednesday for permission to speak to Graham Potter and are also keen to speak to Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane, who are both out of work.

After sacking head coach Thomas Tuchel Chelsea look to approach Brighton for their manager Graham Potter, but would he be a good fit at the club?

Todd Boehly has axed Tuchel just three months after completing his takeover of the club. Boehly is still acting as sporting director having moved on director Marina Granovskaia, chairman Bruce Buck and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech this summer in a complete overhaul of the Roman Abramovich era.

Chelsea invested a one-window Premier League record £273m to revamp Tuchel’s squad this summer, bringing in Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucarella and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. But Sky Sports News understands Chelsea have been considering this decision for some time and it is not a knee-jerk reaction to Tuesday’s Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.

The new ownership has had concerns for some time and has been looking at other options. Now they want a long-term appointment to move Chelsea forward.

Chelsea sit sixth in the Premier League with 10 points.

A club statement read: “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.