Chelsea legend Joe Cole has admitted that Chelsea’s sacking of Thomas Tuchel was wrong and harsh.
Thomas Tuchel was sacked after his 100th game in charge of the West London Club. The 49-year–old had a 60% win rate at Chelsea.
The German became one of the Chelsea fans’ favorite coaches after guiding them to their second Champions League in the club’s history. Tuchel won three out of the six finals he played as a Chelsea manager, including the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.
Joe Cole has uttered his frustration on the sacking of Thomas Tuchel after the new owners backed him into the transfer window.
What did Joe Cole say about the sacking of Thomas Tuchel?
Asked for his remarks on the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, Joe Cole said on Vibe with Five: “I’m happy to say I think it was the wrong decision to get rid of Thomas Tuchel. He connected to the Chelsea fans, and he won trophies.
“He was in a difficult period, that’s for sure, but getting rid of him was harsh. How was it handled? There’s no good way to get rid of a manager, but I think the decision was wrong and they could have stuck with him.”
Joe Cole added that the appointment of Graham potter means the new owners are tolling a different path.
“Chelsea fans are used to getting [Antonio] Conte, [Jose] Mourinho… top manager. But to go with Graham Potter, I’m actually quite excited about that because that suggests to me that we’re going in a different direction and looking for stability.
“For all the success Chelsea has had, if we had stability as Man City has had with Pep [Guardiola], we could have had more.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes. It’s okay saying he’s our manager for the next few years, but what if we don’t get into the Champions League? That’s when the test is going to come.
“But I’m excited because I love his brand of football. Only time will tell, but maybe we can get more stability from the new owners.
“I feel for Thomas Tuchel. It’s harsh because he’s a top manager. I tell you who will be kicking themselves a little bit: Man United. I bet they wish this had happened three or four months ago.
“I don’t know how the Ten Hag era will go—it’s looking promising at the moment—but Thomas Tuchel is exactly what Man United needs. He’s the type of character who can galvanize a group. I think he’s different gear, Thomas Tuchel.”
Graham Potter’s Premier League debut for Chelsea could have to wait after The Premier League canceled three-weekend fixtures ahead of the funeral of the Queen, which is scheduled to take place on Monday 19th September.
Liverpool Vs Chelsea, Manchester United vs Leeds United, and Brighton & Hove Albion Vs Crystal Palace.
However, Graham Potter will be on the touchline when Chelsea plays RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday.