🚨Thomas Tuchel opens up on his ‘shock’ departure from Chelsea

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The German manager revealed that he was ruthlessly fired by Chelsea after a short three-minute meeting.

Thomas Tuchel is preparing for his first game in charge of Bayern Munich after being appointed by the Bundesliga champions over the international break.

His first game in charge sees him face off against his former team, Borussia Dortmund in a crucial game at the top of the league.

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Speaking ahead of the match, Tuchel opened up on his sacking from Chelsea.

“It was a shock.” He told Sportsmail.

“I felt it, strangely, when I drove to the training centre. The meeting we had felt unusual – and it turned out to be a very short meeting. It was 8am, or something, and it lasted three to five minutes. I was also not in the mood to talk longer.

“The decision had been made and, honestly, it was a shock for all of us. We had a feeling that we were in the right spot at the right time. We felt that we could achieve big things and we wanted to stay longer – it was as simple as that.

“We had big relationships, huge relationships within the staff. We still do,” the German added. “How long did it take me to get over? It still hurts in a way – I’m not able to see these people on a daily basis. I love this job: I have a passion for it, I can tell you.

“We built an extraordinary bond in the circumstances. We started there during Covid, during Brexit – then came the change of ownership. We were a strong, strong group (at Cobham). It wasn’t in my hands to take this decision. I was no longer part of this group, a group that felt like a family.”

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