Mainz sporting director blasts Chelsea over Thomas Tuchel sacking
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 11, 2022 - 12:13AM
Mainz’s sporting director says Chelsea will ‘bitterly regret’ sacking Thomas Tuchel (AP)

Mainz sporting director Christian Heidel has hit out at Chelsea for sacking and believes the club’s owners ‘have no idea about football’.

Tuchel was dismissed earlier this week following an inconsistent start to the new Premier League campaign and a defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in Chelsea’s opening group game.

The German guided Chelsea to success in the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Club during his 20 months at Stamford Bridge.

But it wasn’t enough as Chelsea’s hierarchy sacked Tuchel and replaced him with this week.

Hiedel worked extensively with Tuchel during their time together with Mainz has criticised Chelsea for their decision and believes the club will ‘bitterly regret’ sacking the 49-year-old.

Graham Potter replaced Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea manager this week (Getty)

‘With Thomas it came out of the blue,’ Hiedel told BILD.

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

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


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