Chelsea owner Todd Boehly 'has NO idea about football and will bitterly regret sacking Thomas Tuchel', slams Mainz chief | The Sun

MAINZ sporting director Christian Heidel has slammed Chelsea owner Todd Boehly for sacking Thomas Tuchel.

Boehly sacked the 49-year-old after a poor start to the Premier League campaign AND their shock defeat in their Champions League group stage opener against Dinamo Zagreb.



But the decision to sack the 2021 Champions League-winning manager has been widely criticised.

And the latest scolding of Boehly has come from Mainz's sporting director Heidel.

Tuchel worked with Heidel during his spell as Mainz manager between 2009-2014.

Heidel says Boehly "has no idea about football" and will "bitterly regret" his decision to axe Tuchel.

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Speaking to Bild, he said: "The sacking is grist to the mill of those who are against investors in football.

"It was purely an investor's decision.

"Someone who has no idea about football probably thought that sixth place wasn't good enough for him and said: 'Then let's try another coach' after only six games.

"I can't think of any other reason.

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"But Chelsea will bitterly regret this decision – they won't get such a good coach again so quickly."

Chelsea opted for ex-Brighton boss Graham Potter to head their long-term project.

The Englishman has been described by the club as "one of the most exciting coaches in the game".

On his appointment, Potter said: "I am incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea FC, this fantastic football club.

"I am very excited to partner with Chelsea’s new ownership group and look forward to meeting and working with the exciting group of players and to develop a team and culture that our amazing fans can be proud of.

"I would also like to place my sincere thanks to Brighton & Hove Albion for allowing me this opportunity and in particular Tony Bloom and all the players, staff and supporters for their continued support during my time at the club."

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