Chelsea Sack Thomas Tuchel

There's a reason nobody has worked this way since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson. It doesn't work at the highest level. Scouting and recruitment are specialist areas that require a lot of attention and expertise. So, too, is the negotiation and knowing how to price players. It becomes even harder when one of the people doing it has a day job and the other has zero expertise in the field. Chelsea couldn't hang on to Granovskaia, Cech, and McLachlan and they wanted to bring in the right experts to replace them. They were linked all summer with former Liverpool executive Michael Edwards. They asked Tuchel to do double duty, with Boehly's help. Tuchel has just invested £253m in players, some of whom wanted him. Whoever comes in will be working with more limited resources than he would have otherwise, which will make the rebuild trickier for the new manager. Chelsea is sixth in the table after six games of 38. They are just three points out of fourth place in the Champions League. Aubameyang, Denis Zakaria, and Carney Chukwuemeka haven't played a single minute for Chelsea. Wesley Fofana has played one game. Tuchel has been sacked by Chelsea. Whoever takes over will have to work with the motley crew Tuchel assembled without any chance of freshening up the side until January. The compressed winter World Cup calendar means Chelsea will be playing every weekend and midweek except for a 12-day break.