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Thomas Tuchel’s huge compensation costs revealed; Boehly begins work on appointing new Chelsea chief

Reports have detailed how much Chelsea will pay Thomas Tuchel as part of his sacking, as well as Todd Boehly’s plans for a new sporting director.

Tuchel was sacked on Wednesday, the day after Chelsea’s shock Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb. While this performance was a big reason for the decision, there were other factors at play as well.

Tuchel had not bonded well with the new owner. According The Telegraph, he showed little interest in deciding factors outside of tactics and the first team.

Boehly and the chelsea Board of Directors were looking for a coach who was more inclusive and open to regular contact with them.

As such, they let Tuchel go. This is despite winning the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup during his tenure.

A statement from the club read: “Chelsea Football Club have parted ways with head coach Thomas Tuchel today.

“On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the Club would like to express their gratitude to Thomas and his team for all their hard work during their time at the Club.” Thomas will rightfully have a place in Chelsea history having won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here.

“As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the club and continue their hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe now is the right time to make this transition.”

Graham Potter has been named as the German’s replacement. Chelsea reportedly paid Brighton £15million to secure the Englishman’s services.

The cost of the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel revealed

And that’s not the only large sum they had to part with. According to an update from The TelegraphTuchel received a severance package worth £6.9million.

This brings the total cost of replacing Chelsea’s management to £21.9million.

Replacing Tuchel with Potter isn’t the only big deal majority owner Boehly wants to complete.

The evening standard reveals he hopes to land a new sporting director, who will replace Marina Granovskaia. She left Stamford Bridge earlier this year amid Boehly’s wholesale changes in the club’s hierarchy.

The American has been acting as interim sporting director ever since. But he knows someone with more English football experience is needed to return Chelsea to the top of the Premier League.

Chelsea officials have already shortlisted several potential candidates. Former Liverpool man Michael Edwards is under consideration after his hugely successful spell at Anfield.

Chelsea are aiming to make an appointment before the start of the World Cup, which begins on November 20. However, they will do so until Potter has a say in the matter before deciding on their primary focus.

Boehly’s decision fits Abramovich’s mold

It’s surprising that Chelsea sacked Tuchel when they did, but it’s also what Chelsea fans are used to.

Former owner Roman Abramovich was equally brutal during his tenure, which ended in May.

Boehly showed he knew exactly what he wanted. Some Chelsea fans will be angry at the sacking, as Tuchel led the club back to European glory.

But those supporters will have to trust that Boehly knows what he’s doing, and now with Potter too.

This is certainly an interesting managerial appointment. Potter had huge success at Brighton, taking them to ninth place in the Prem last season.

He has shown he is capable of improving players, including those at the start of their career.

One concern though is that he has never dealt with any big names who could cause problems in the dressing room. Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a perfect example.

Potter has never been under so much pressure. The stakes at Chelsea are arguably much higher than those at Brighton.

Meanwhile, we’ve found six Chelsea players who could benefit from Potter taking charge of the Blues.