Chelsea board reassure Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Thomas Tuchel sacking
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 08, 2022 - 06:50PM
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Thomas Tuchel before Chelsea’s defeat to Dinamo Zagreb (Getty)

’s hierarchy have reassured Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over his future at the club following ’s sacking this week, according to reports.

Tuchel was dismissed on Wednesday morning less than 24 hours after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in their group-stage opener.

has now been officially appointed as Tuchel’s replacement as he has joined from Brighton on a five-year deal.

Aubameyang, meanwhile, was signed in the closing stages of the transfer window following Tuchel’s recommendation and the ex-Arsenal captain was keen to be reunited with his former manager following their successful time together at Borussia Dortmund.

However, that would be short lived as Aubameyang has made just one appearance before Chelsea decided to sack Tuchel.

According to , Chelsea’s new co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali spoke to the squad following Tuchel’s exit but a personal call was also made to Aubameyang to reassure him that his arrival was not just to please his former manager.

The report claims that Aubameyang appreciated Chelsea’s message, with the club insisting that they believe the striker will still be a success under Potter.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was keen to be reunited with Thomas Tuchel following their success together at Borussia Dortmund (Getty)

Aubameyang is in contention for his first Premier League start under Potter as Chelsea play Fulham in Saturday’s early kick off.

The 33-year-old played in a protective mask against Dinamo Zagreb following the facial injuries he suffered from the break-in at his home in Barcelona before his move to Chelsea.

Speaking after Aubameyang’s departure, Barcelona head coach Xavi described the former Arsenal captain as a ‘jewel’ in his dressing room.

‘I feel bad because he helped us a lot,’ said Xavi.

‘He was an example on and off the pitch. He made a big difference – look at his numbers. As a person, he’s a jewel and always training with a smile on his face.

‘It’s a shame because you want to have these type of players in your squad but it was a good opportunity for him and for the club as well.

‘We needed to put the pieces of the puzzle together and in the end, I think we’re all happy.

‘But I feel bad as a coach to lose a player like Aubameyang. He was an example for the club and for all players.’


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