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Three days after the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel by Chelsea, European media have reported that Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the reasons that generated discord between Todd Boehly, the new owner of the London club, and the German coach.
The German coach was the one who opposed the new owner of the ‘Blues’ giving the market a bombshell by signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, claiming that it would damage the harmony of the team and harm the style of play that he was implementing.
“The fact that Thomas Tuchel did not want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the disagreements and misunderstandings with Todd Boehly, which led to his dismissal. The German coach felt that CR7 would damage the spirit of the Chelsea dressing room, and Boehly wanted to go for him,” reported the German media outlet Bild.
‘CR7’ wanted to leave Manchester United before the start of this season to play in the Champions League. However, countless teams refused to sign him, including the Stamford Bridge team, since his now former coach considered it unnecessary.
Tuchel was sacked from Chelsea due to a poor start to the season in all competitions. In the Premier League, they are in sixth place after six games in which they have three wins, one draw, and two losses.
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However, the “last straw” that led the board to dispense with the coach’s services was the 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb on matchday one of the Champions League group stage.
For this season, the set English made exciting and valuable signings, with which he hoped to fight for the Premier League. He acquired Raheem Sterling for more than $40 million, Wesley Fofana for more than $80 million, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for more than $15 million.