Behind-the-scenes reasons for Tuchel sacking would make most people’s eyes water, says Simon Jordan

SIMON JORDAN reckons the secret reasons behind Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea sacking would “make people’s eyes water”.

Tuchel was shockingly axed by new owner Todd Boehly in September, little more than a year after winning the Champions League.

Thomas Tuchel was sacked as Chelsea manager in September


Thomas Tuchel was sacked as Chelsea manager in SeptemberCredit: AFP

The decision stunned many in football, including the Blues supporters who chanted the German’s name during the 4-0 thrashing by Manchester City on Sunday.

But former Crystal Palace owner and talkSPORT presenter Jordan believes there was “a lot more” to the call to axe Tuchel below the surface.

Jordan said: “There’s a lot more behind the scenes of Tuchel that would make most people’s eyes water as to the reasons why Todd Boehly made that decision and it wasn’t just a case of losing to Dinamo Zagreb.

“It was case of a whole raft of other things – that’s Todd Boehly’s gift to tell people what that is.

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“But it opened my eyes and I would’ve done exactly the same thing as Todd Boehly did which is, ‘You can go mate.'”

Boehly’s stunning announcement came 100 days into his ownership at Stamford Bridge and while Tuchel was negotiating a new contract.

He turned to Graham Potter as the successor, but the former Brighton boss is struggling to get the team firing just yet.

Sunday’s FA Cup exit was described as “pathetic” and the calls for Potter’s sacking are growing each week.


Chelsea have won three, drawn three and lost six of their last 12 matches stretching back to the middle of October – more like relegation form than a side who demand Champions League qualification as a minimum.

He has one of the worst starts in the Blues’ managerial history and unemployed Tuchel is among the bookies’ favourites to return to the dugout should Potter lose his job.

Things don’t get much easier for the 47-year-old in the upcoming fixtures with FOUR London derbies plus trips to Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund in their next six matches.

Simon Jordan thinks there is more to the decision than meets the eye


Simon Jordan thinks there is more to the decision than meets the eyeCredit: The Sun


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