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Thomas Tuchel sacked: From Jose Mourinho to Thomas Tuchel sacking, here’s a look at Chelsea’s turbulent managerial history

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Thomas Tuchel sacked: Premier League: Chelsea have new ownership but the ruthless strategy used by former owner Roman Abramovich when…

Thomas Tuchel sacked: Premier League: Chelsea have new ownership, but the ruthless strategy employed by former owner Roman Abramovich when it comes to hiring and firing managers appears to have remained at Stamford Bridge. Follow Premier League live updates on InsideSport.IN

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Just over three months since a consortium led by American Todd Boehly completed a £4.25bn ($4.86bn) takeover of Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel has been sacked. Like many of his predecessors, Tuchel delivered silverware to Chelsea’s trophy cabinet, winning the Champions League just four months after taking over in 2021.

But like them, it proved to be no guarantee of long-term employment at the West London club. Here is a list of Chelsea’s last six permanent managers and the circumstances of their exit. JOSE MOURINHO (Jun 2013-Dec 2015) Mourinho delivered the Premier League title on his return to Stamford Bridge and the League Cup, but things went quickly for the Portuguese the following season.

A run of nine defeats in 16 league games left Chelsea 16th in the standings, a point above the relegation places, and Mourinho appeared to have fallen out with top players such as Eden Hazard and Diego Costa. After his last game, a defeat to Leicester City, he said his work had been “betrayed” by the players.

Thomas Tuchel sacked: From Jose Mourinho to Thomas Tuchel sacking, here’s a look at Chelsea’s turbulent managerial history

The popular Dutchman was brought in as interim manager, having performed a similar role in 2009 in the wake of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s sacking. He stabilized the club and went on a 12-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, although Chelsea could not finish higher than 10. He left on good terms at the end of the season. The Italian seemed like the perfect fit to revive Chelsea’s fortunes and did not disappoint.

He won the Premier League and the FA Cup in his first season in charge, but Chelsea were unable to maintain that level and the following campaign they finished fifth to miss out on qualification for the Champions League. Conte had looked a disgruntled figure for much of the 2017-18 campaign, bemoaning a lack of squad investment and was sacked weeks before the start of the new season.

Conte’s replacement enjoyed a record 12-game unbeaten start to the Premier League season to win over some of the skeptical fans, but he was never popular with the Chelsea faithful. His “Sarriball” tactics were often criticized as confusing for the players, yet Chelsea finished third and also beat Arsenal in the Europa League final.

Thomas Tuchel sacked: From Jose Mourinho to Thomas Tuchel sacking, here’s a look at Chelsea’s turbulent managerial history

Sarri’s exit was relatively harmonious as he took over at Juventus, while Chelsea hired club great Frank Lampard. FRANK LAMPARD (July 2019-Jan 2021) The club’s record goalscorer was a popular choice as manager despite having relatively little experience. Lampard, restricted by the club’s transfer ban, offered opportunities to the club’s youngsters and managed to seal a top-four finish in the Premier League.

However, Chelsea looked to regress the following season despite some high-profile signings and were offered no special treatment when he was sacked in January. THOMAS TUCHEL (Jan 2021-Sept 2022) While fans were shocked by Lampard’s departure, Abramovich moved quickly to sign the German, who had taken Paris St. Germain to the Champions League final before falling out with the club.

His impact was fantastic as Chelsea reached the Champions League final four months later, beating Manchester City. The following season he won the FIFA Club World Cup, but could not challenge Manchester City and Liverpool domestically. He looked deteriorated during a spotty start to the new season despite huge squad investment, but his exit was a huge surprise.

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