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Chelsea 'has parted company' with German coach Thomas Tuchel

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By Euronews
Thomas Tuchel leaves after the Champions League group E football match between Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia
Thomas Tuchel leaves after the Champions League group E football match between Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia   -   Copyright  Credit: AP   -  

Chelsea Football Club says it has parted company with German coach Thomas Tuchel.

The announcement comes after the London team suffered a shock 1--0 defeat at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The club said in a statement: "On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the club would like to place on record its gratitude to Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during their time with the Club. 

"Thomas will rightly have a place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here.

"As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the Club, and as it continues its hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe it is the right time to make this transition.

"Chelsea’s coaching staff will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of our upcoming matches as the Club moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach."