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Barry and Boehly call – Everything Thomas Tuchel said about Chelsea after Bayern Munich move

Thomas Tuchel has opened up on his Chelsea departure as he gears up for his first game as Bayern Munich boss. The German champions are looking to go back to the top of Bundesliga with a win over rivals Borussia Dortmund – another of Tuchel’s former clubs – but it was admissions about the Blues that attracted fan attention.

Having been sacked in September the day after his 100th match in charge – a shock 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League – Tuchel was swiftly replaced by former Brighton boss Graham Potter. The Englishman has had struggles in charge as well and has seen the club drop to tenth in the League.

Potter’s big success so far has been in the Champions League, a competition that Tuchel excelled in during his 19 months at Stamford Bridge. With a slow start to the campaign for the fan favourite – following on from a poor pre-season and misalignment behind the scenes – Tuchel was dismissed though and not given the opportunity to turn things around under the new owners.

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Given the difference in viewpoints of Tuchel, Todd Boehly and the new owners, Potter has been handed more leeway than his predecessor was at the beginning of the campaign. Despite the results for Tuchel, who had also lost to lowerly Southampton and Leeds before departing, he didn’t see the axing coming.

“It was a shock,” he said when addressing the move as newly instated Bayern boss. “I felt it, strangely, when I drove to the training centre. The meeting we had felt unusual – and it turned out to be a very short meeting. It was 8am, or something, and it lasted three to five minutes. I was also not in the mood to talk longer.

“The decision had been made and, honestly, it was a shock for all of us. We had a feeling that we were in the right spot at the right time. We felt that we could achieve big things and we wanted to stay longer – it was as simple as that.

“We had big relationships, huge relationships within the staff. We still do. How long did it take me to get over? It still hurts in a way – I’m not able to see these people on a daily basis. I love this job: I have a passion for it, I can tell you.


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