Wed 07 September 2022 | 13:14

Carragher slams Boehly for the “Abramovich-like” sacking of Tuchel

The German manager who won the Champions League in 2021, was sacked by the club after their shock 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener on Tuesday. Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has questioned Chelsea's decision.

Chelsea announced today

that they have sacked

Thomas Tuchel

after their recent poor results. The German coach only sat on the bench for seven games this season, but after last night's defeat against

Dinamo Zagreb

, the club decided to fire him from the bench.


Sky Sports

pundit and the former


player Carragher believes the new


owner, Todd Boehly should have given Thomas Tuchel more time after the busy summer window they had.

Jamie Carragher


"It's a shock because I just thought the new regime at Chelsea would be different to Roman Abramovich.

"If Abramovich was still in charge, you'd fear for Tuchel because of what happened in the past with Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Carlo Ancelotti – lots of great managers.

"But I did feel as if it might have been a different type of regime, so it's a huge shock. It hasn't been a great start, we get that.

"But Chelsea felt like a team who needed the transfer window to end, get the squad they wanted and give a top-quality manager a chance over the next few weeks or months.

"We're talking six games into a season. He bought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who made his debut last night and Wesley Fofana's played two games.

"The idea that this team's been put together with a lot of money spent – I understand that – pressure comes with that and Thomas Tuchel will understand that.

"But he was almost like a director of football a lot through the summer as well, he was heavily involved in bringing the players in.

"So, he should have been given more time certainly, even just the next three games which takes them up to the international break, I don't know what the rush was right now."




Graham Potter

is reportedly the favorite to replace the German at


dugout with the English coach being widely lauded for his outstanding work with the Seagulls. However,


has warned the Englishman about taking the job.


It's a very ruthless club and I'm not sure he is the right fit,"

Carragher said.

"Maybe Chelsea are saying they want to do things differently in the future in terms of having a coach in charge rather than a manager.

"But if I was Graham Potter, I would find that very hard to believe that they're going to do things differently.

"They've just got rid of a manager six games into the season. Of course, it's a huge step up in his managerial career and Chelsea are still one of the top clubs.

"They are still world champions right now, but you fear for Graham Potter that he'll be in the same boat as every other Chelsea manager has for the last 10 years.

"Unless he gets results instantly they'll be getting themselves another new manager in 12 months."



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