Chelsea owner Todd Boehly told he ‘doesn’t have a clue’ by club chief

By sacking Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has demonstrated that he "has no idea about football", according to Mainz sporting director Christian Heidel.

The American billionaire brutally dismissed Tuchel on Wednesday just seven games into Chelsea's season, and only 100 days into his reign as owner and chief operator of the club.

Heidel, who hired Tuchel as Mainz manager in 2009, said that Boehly will "bitterly regret" the decision and that Chelsea will struggle to fill the German's shoes.

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"The sacking is grist to the mill of those who are against investors in football. It was purely an investor’s decision," Heidel told BILD.

"Someone who has no idea about football probably thought that sixth place wasn’t good enough for him and said: ‘Then let’s try another coach.’ After only six games, I can’t think of any other reason.

"But Chelsea will bitterly regret this decision – they won’t get such a good coach again so quickly."

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The decision to sack Tuchel came as a complete shock, especially as the club had just splashed £273m on new players over the summer, many of whom were bought on the former Dortmund and PSG head coach's recommendation.

Friction between Tuchel and Boehly had been building since Chelsea's pre-season tour of the US, but the axe finally swung following the Blues' dreary 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Tuchel's replacement Graham Potter has reportedly been promised longevity and the chance to build his own dynasty, of sorts. His new five-year-contract certainly reflects that, though would anyone blame the former Brighton boss for getting skittish if he loses a few games on the bounce?

After all, managerial longevity isn't really a thing at Stamford Bridge.


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