Thomas Tuchel has become the latest Chelsea manager to be sacked, with the club’s ruthless reputation for firing managers showing no signs of abating.
The German was dismissed after just 18 months in charge, with Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester on Tuesday proving to be the final straw.
It is a harsh end for Tuchel, who had done a commendable job in turnaround Chelsea’s fortunes since taking over from Frank Lampard in January 2020.
Under Tuchel, Chelsea won the Champions League, FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup, while also finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
However, the club’s hierarchy has always been trigger-happy with managers and they have shown that once again by giving Tuchel the boot.
Chelsea are now on the lookout for their ninth manager in the last six years and the club’s owner, Roman Abramovich, is not afraid to pull the trigger when he feels things are not going according to plan.
The sacking of Tuchel will no doubt worry about any potential candidates for the Chelsea job, as they will know that they could be shown the door at any moment.
It is a tough gig to take on, but Chelsea will attract another top-class manager to Stamford Bridge.
In the meantime, the club will hope that they can get back to winning ways quickly under their new manager and put this disappointing episode behind them.