Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva sends emotional message to Thomas Tuchel after the decision to sack the German as the club’s manager. The manager was sacked after a disappointing Champions League defeat on Wednesday.
In his message, the Brazilian made it clear that he is pained by the decision and he wished he ‘could have done more’ to keep the German in the job.
The former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager was dismissed as the Blues manager on Wednesday morning.
The dismissal came barely a few hours after the west London side suffered a 1-0 loss away to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
“Beyond being good professionals, you and your staff were amazing human beings,” wrote the veteran defender on Instagram.
“It was a real privilege to meet you and work with you. Thank you for everything Thomas Tuchel, I’m sorry I could not be more helpful! God bless you and your family.”
The likes of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and skipper Cesar Azpilicueta have all thanked Tuchel, while Mateo Kovacic wrote: ‘It was a pleasure to learn and work with you and your staff. Thank you, boss.”
Just over 24 hours after Tuchel was dismissed, Chelsea already had his replacement secured with Graham Potter announced as the club’s new manager on Thursday afternoon.
With German coaches Zsolt Low and Arno Michels also having left with Tuchel, Potter has brought several of his Brighton coaching staff with him to Stamford Bridge.