For the first time, Thomas Tuchel has discussed Todd Boehly’s choice to fire him as Chelsea’s manager in September.
Tuchel was confirmed as Bayern Munich’s new head coach last week six months after he was dismissed from his post at Stamford Bridge.
At the time, the decision to part company with the German, who won the Champions League shortly after replacing former Blues favourite Frank Lampard, appeared to be a harsh one. And the 49-year-old has now broken his silence on the brutal meeting that ended his Chelsea tenure.
The Bayern boss told The Daily Mail : “It was a shock. 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.”