‘Strength movement’ by New York doctor Wesley Fofana, praise for Marina Granovskaya dropped poorly … and the Ronaldo case: new details emerge on how Tuchel and Boelly feud at Chelsea
- Wesley Fofana was admitted to Chelsea Hospital in New York despite Thomas Tuchel’s wishes
- The former manager wanted the defender to be quickly integrated into the team
- Fofana made a costly mistake against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League defeat
- It was one of the reasons that led to the breakdown of Tuchel’s relationship with Boyle
New details emerged in the final days of Thomas Tuchel’s tenure as Chelsea coach and the German’s ramifications with club owner Todd Boyle.
Boehly requested the signature of new Wesley Fofana worth £69.5m for his medical affair in New York, angering Tuchel because it was seen as a ‘strength move’ by the American – and was one of the many reasons their relationship fell apart.
Tuchel wanted Fofana to be quickly integrated into the squad having finally joined the club from Leicester at the end of the summer transfer window.
German news outlet Sport Build The new American owner reported his “lack of concern” with the time the defender would lose traveling to the USA and the five-hour time difference that could give him a bit too late compared to his teammates – although he knew what Tuchel was hoping for. was the player.
Chelsea have signed defender Wesley Fofana (right) from Leicester City for £70m.
Fofana had to do his treatment for Chelsea in New York which delayed his arrival to the team
Buhli’s decision, against the manager’s wish, left Tuchel angry as he was not able to get as much time with the player as he had planned before he was first handed over.
Even the defender was surprised by the medical examination site where he was quoted as saying: “I thought we would do it in London.”
The delay in Fofana’s integration with the team was evident in his Champions League debut against Dinamo Zagreb as they defeated the Blues 1-0 in the opening Champions League group stage.
The 21-year-old defender was knocked out after Mislav Orcic’s 13th minute goal proved the winner in what turned out to be Tuchel’s last game in charge of the Blues.
Fofana replaces Dinamo Zagreb, beat Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel (pictured) was sacked
Fofana made the mistake that allowed Mislav Orsic to score the winning goal for Dinamo Zagreb
Brighton boss Graham Potter was soon appointed as his successor and he will take charge of his new team for the first time in the Champions League match against RB Salzburg on Wednesday night.
BILD also reported that the German’s praise of former club manager Marina Granovskaya was a factor in the deterioration of his relationship with Boelly.
Tuchel was believed to be in favor of Granovskaya remaining at the club after Roman Abramovich and was on good terms with the woman responsible for Chelsea’s transfer business.
Tuchel reportedly wanted director Marina Granovskaya (pictured) to stay at Chelsea
According to BILD, Boehly “didn’t like someone contradicting him” and was said to be upset with Tuchel’s support for the now-departed director.
Another factor in the fallout is Tuchel’s refusal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United. It is believed that Boelli wanted to bring the Portuguese star to the club to boost marketing, particularly in the United States, but the German was concerned about the 37-year-old’s impact in the dressing room.
Pouille lifted the lid on Tuchel’s sacking on Tuesday by revealing that the German had not shared his vision for the club’s future.
The 48-year-old, along with co-owners Hdad Eghbali and Jose e Feliciano, made the shocking decision to sack Tuchel just seven days after the transfer window ended, with the Blues spending a record £272m.
Speaking at the SALT conference in the US, Boehly said: “When you take on any business, you have to make sure you get along with the people at work, Tuchel is clearly very talented and obviously someone who has had a lot of success with Chelsea.
Buhle lifted the lid on Tuchel’s dismissal at a conference in the US on Tuesday
Our vision for the club was to find a manager who really wanted to collaborate with us, a manager who really wanted to collaborate.
“There are a lot of walls to break at Chelsea. Before, the first team and the academy didn’t really share data, they didn’t share information about where the best players are coming from. Our goal is to unite the team. It all needs a well-oiled machine.
The fact of our decision was that we weren’t sure that Thomas saw it the same way we did. Nobody is right or wrong, we did not have a common vision for the future. It wasn’t about Zagreb, it was about the shared vision of what we wanted Chelsea to look like.
It wasn’t a decision made because of a single win or loss. It was a decision that we thought was the right vision for the club.”