Report: What Todd Boehly did with Chelsea’s senior players after Thomas Tuchel was sacked as manager
Reports suggest that Todd Boehly called a special meeting with senior members of the Chelsea squad following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel as manager.
According to The Independent, the American looked to stress to the players in a brief 15-minute meeting that the decision was made to try and protect them, with the aim being for the club to move to a stable structure going forwards.
Tuchel was sacked just after his 100th game in charge of the club, with it seeming like his victory in the Champions League final just over a year ago was not enough credit in the bank to remain under the new owners.
It has been reported the relationship between manager and owner had become fractured, with them beginning to disagree on a number of factors including the futures of players such as Armando Broja.
The decision came following an embarrassing defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, which surely played into the owners’ thinking in one way or another.
Boehly addressed senior players
The relationship between Tuchel and a number of his senior players, notably Thiago Silva, was always strong, and they would certainly need addressing when a decision this big was to be made.
According to The Independent, this is exactly the approach Boehly took, with him calling a meeting with senior members of the playing squad to address the immediate future at the club.
Graham Potter was yesterday announced as the new Blues boss, putting pen to paper for a five-year deal with the club.
The former Brighton manager got off to a great start to this season, currently sitting in the top four of the Premier League and boasting the joint-best defence in the top flight.
He may be in the dugout for this weekend’s local derby against Fulham, should the game go ahead.