Simon Jordan, the former owner of Premier League club Crystal Palace and a close confidant of Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, has defended Thomas Tuchel’s sacking at the Blues in September 2022.
“There was a lot more behind the scenes at Tuchel that would bring tears to most people’s eyes,” Jordan said in an interview talkSPORT. “It wasn’t just that they lost to Dinamo Zagreb, it was a whole bunch of other things. Boehly should tell people what those are.”
After a conversation with Boehly, in which the US investor informed him about the background, Jordan would have acted similarly and also fired Tuchel. “He opened my eyes. I would have done exactly the same as him.”
Tuchel was fired as Chelsea head coach in September 2022 after a botched start to the season. He was succeeded by Graham Potter, who, after a promising start, is now also struggling with poor results. The Blues have only one win and one draw from their last eight competitive games.
In the recent 4-0 defeat in the FA Cup against Manchester City, Chelsea fans chanted Tuchel and called for the German to return to the Blues coaching bench.