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Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea exit came too early for me

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The German boss had to leave Stamford Bridge only six games into the new season.

Thomas Tuchel has admitted he wasn’t ready to leave Chelsea at the start of the new season.

The former Paris Saint-Germain boss was in charge of Chelsea’s busy transfer window. However, the club’s new hierarchy decided to sack him after a slow start to the new campaign.

Tuchel has stayed out of work since then, reportedly rejecting a few offers to potentially join an elite side later on.

“I loved every day at Chelsea,” he told Sportstar. “It came to an end too early for me, but it was out of my hands. This is also what you sign up for.”

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Chelsea signed Tuchel after parting ways with Frank Lampard in January 2021. A stunning run of form then saw the German boss lead the Blues to their second Champions League title.

Looking back, Tuchel admits his side weren’t the favourites to win their last two games to the trophy.

“It was of such a level that you never expect to win it,” he said.

“We played the role of an underdog. When I joined the club was placed ninth in the league, so even qualifying for the Champions League was an achievement.”