Chelsea’s Head Coach, Thomas Tuchel’s job is now not secure as five other former Chelsea managers found out Wolves v Chelsea Match Pictures
Thomas Tuchel who is currently the manager of the blues has been a great coach since joining the club who was surfing under Lampard. It’s been almost a year now since Thomas took over as the head coach though he has been successful but there a so many questions about their major dip in form recently.
Now there are rumors around the world about a possible sacking of Thomas Tuchel and this is getting serious day in and day out, the German’s job may not be as secure as he may assume.
Chelsea has worked up quite the reputation for turning over managers at Stamford Bridge, and in fact, Thomas Tuchel is the 15th manager appointed by Roman Abramovich in 18 years.
Although sackings are much more common than in the past, Chelsea is on a different level when it comes to pulling the plug, with the owner proving his lack of patience when results are not going his way.
Incredibly, despite the impact that Tuchel has made since arriving last January, his position is under scrutiny following a recent dip in form, and the German’s job may genuinely be in jeopardy if his side fails to turn a corner.
Some of Abramovich’s sackings have been justified, but if Tuchel was to face the ax at this moment in time it certainly would be an extremely unfair end to what has so far been a successful spell in charge.
Take a look at the five other sackings sanctioned by Abramovich that seemed particularly harsh.
Jose Mourinho arrived at Chelsea ahead of the 2004/05 season shortly after stunning Europe with Porto as his side won the Champions League against all the odds.
‘The Special One’ won the Premier League in his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge as his stock continued to rise, but the following year the media reported suspected tensions between Mourinho and Abramovich.
Mourinho may have missed out on the Premier League that year, but they won both domestic cups as silverware continued to come Chelsea’s way.
However, shortly after the 2007/08 season began, Mourinho left the club by ‘mutual consent, although it appeared that tensions had got so high with Abramovich that he had no option but to walk.
Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto Di Matteo will always be fondly thought of at Chelsea due to his playing days, but the Italian also led the Blues to their first-ever Champions League trophy back in 2011.
After Andre-Villas Boas was sacked in March 2012, Di Matteo took charge on an interim basis, but against all the odds he led Chelsea to a famous Champions League win, defeating Bayern Munich in the final on penalties in their home stadium.
Di Matteo also won the FA Cup with Chelsea and landed himself a two-year deal to become the boss on a permanent basis, although it was anything but.
A poor start to the following season resulted in Di Matteo being sacked, and all of this transpired during an eight-month period.
After already being sacked once, Jose Mourinho made a stunning return to Stamford Bridge in 2013 after leaving Real Madrid for his former side.
Although on this occasion his first season didn’t bring success, Mourinho won the Premier League and League Cup in his second season back at the club, as he looked to rekindle his fractured relationship with Abramovich.
Everything seemed to be going well and Mourinho signed a new four-year deal the following season, something that Abramovich would live to regret as he sacked him just six months later.
Chelsea made a bad start to the season, losing nine of 16 Premier League matches, and Mourinho’s reunion ended on a sour note yet again.
Antonio Conte arrived at Chelsea in 2016 after leaving his post as the Italian national team manager, and after a tactical refocus following a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, Conte turned his side into Champions.
The Italian set a new club record with 11 consecutive league wins, and also set the record for the most dominant Premier League title victory, as his side won 30 of 38 matches that season.
Just a year after signing, Conte put pen to paper on an improved two-year deal but although he led Chelsea to FA Cup glory, his league performance was inferior to the dominant display the season prior, as the Blues finished fifth.
Conte was sacked as a result of this and replaced by fellow Italian Maurizio Sarri, and during this sacking, Chelsea reportedly lost £26.6m in paying off compensation to Conte, his team, and legal fees.
Although the previous sackings were rather brutal on a performance basis, Abramovich’s most recent sacking was perhaps the ugliest decision, but for a different reason.
Chelsea icon Frank Lampard landed his dream role at Chelsea in 2019, but statistically, he was the worst manager during the Abramovich era.
Lampard is one of the greatest Chelsea players of all time, making his dismissal even more savage, but if anyone should know how the club is run, it’s the former Blues captain.
To make matters worse for Lampard, he watched on as Tuchel won the Champions League months later with the team that he had built after spending heavily the previous summer.