Chelsea fired Thomas Tuchel as manager after abysmal start to season

Only three months after completing their purchase of Chelsea, the club's new owners have fired the club's head coach, Thomas Tuchel 

The club was acquired by a new ownership group earlier this year for more than $5 billion, under the direction of American billionaire Todd Boehly 

The 1-0 Champions League loss to Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday marked Tuchel's 100th and last game in charge of Chelsea  

A day after the Premier League team fired Frank Lampard, Tuchel was named Chelsea's manager in January 2021  

The German went on to win the Champions League in his debut season, but has struggled thus far this year as Chelsea has lost three of its first six league games  

The top candidates on Chelsea's shortlist to succeed Tuchel are Brighton's Graham Potter, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, and former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane   

Chelsea congratulated Tuchel for his efforts in a brief statement that was published on the club's official website, but added that it was looking to change course  

“Chelsea's coaching staff will oversee team training and preparation for our future matches while the Club moves quickly to appoint a new head coach”, it was further added