Todd Boehly: "The reality of the decision was that we weren’t sure that Thomas Tuchel saw it the same way that we saw it. No one is right or wrong, we just didn’t have a shared vision for the future. It wasn’t about Zagreb."
Todd Boehly: "There’s a lot of walls to break down at #Chelsea. Before, the first team and academy didn’t really share data or a lot of information about where the top players were coming from. Our goal is to really bring the first team and academy together."
Todd Boehly: "I think Thomas Tuchel is obviously extremely talented. He is someone who has had great success at #Chelsea. Our vision for the club was to find a manager who really wanted to collaborate with us."
"From that, try to find some common ground, try to build relationships, to try to communicate effectively on a daily basis and build respect, trust and honesty, so my starting point would always be the person first."
"It's nice to be able to take the next step and to be able to work with an exciting group of players that we have here and compete at the top, try and create a winning team and that's a fantastic opportunity for me."
If the timing of Thomas Tuchel’s sacking by Chelsea took many by surprise, the decision itself did not. Tensions had been building to the extent that the new #CFC board came to be convinced that Tuchel was not their man & Graham Potter is @TheAthleticUK