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Managers axed so far in the 2022-23 season ft. Thomas Tuchel

The sacking of Thomas Tuchel came as a surprise to many football fans after Chelsea lost to Dinamo Zagreb in the first matchweek of the Champions League. This only goes to show how volatile the football world is. In football, the sacking of a manager can cause a ripple effect that could decide the fate of the team as well as other teams. Managerial sackings can either relegate a team or win a title. Unfortunately, Thomas Tuchel got first-hand experience of both ends of the spectrum.

We look at the latest managers who have been sacked so far in the 2022-23 season.


Thomas Tuchel

The manager who won Chelsea their second-ever Champions League followed by the European Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup was the most recent victim in the Premier League. Chelsea’s ownership change has caused somewhat of a discombobulation at Stamford Bridge.

Owner Todd Boehly seemed to be in sync with the Chelsea gaffer in the initial stages of his reign. However, it was reported that Tuchel rejected Boehly’s proposition to sign a dejected Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, who wanted to play in the Champions League. With Chelsea desperately needing a No. 9, Boehly was in favour of bringing in Ronaldo. However, Tuchel saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a player he worked with during his Borussia Dortmund days.

The disagreement between the two soured their relationship to such an extent that Boehly took the extreme measure of axing Tuchel after the humiliating loss against Dinamo Zagreb. Just six matchweeks into the Premier League, Tuchel’s men sit sixth on the table with three wins, a draw and two losses. With his overall losses tallying to three out of the seven matches, Tuchel was shown the exit door just 15 months after his appointment.


Scott Parker

Bournemouth manager Scott Parker, who helped the Cherries return to the Premier League was the first managerial casualty in the Premier League. Bournemouth started their Premier League journey with a win over Aston Villa in the opening week. However, the club would suffer three straight defeats, including the humiliating 9-0 defeat against Liverpool. Following the humiliation, Parker expressed his frustration by blaming the club’s transfer policies and that the club is “unequipped” to compete in the Premier League.

The club did not waste any more time and parted ways with Parker just three days later. It sparked debates within the fanbase whether it was the fault of the man who helped them get back to the Premier League or the club and its policies. Since his departure, Bournemouth have won one and drawn one.


Sinisa Mihajlovic

Bologna were the first side in Italy to take the drastic measure of sacking their manager. Sinisa Mihajlovic was shown the axe just five weeks into the season. With three draws and two losses, the club sat just one point above the relegation zone. On 6th September, following the draw against Spezia, Mihajlovic’s four-year-long tenure came to an end.

This was Mihajlovic’s second time managing Bologna.


Domenico Tedesco

In the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig were the first side to sack their manager. Manager Domenico Tedesco could only bring his side to win one match out of the five. After losing their opening Champions League fixture against Shakhtar Donetsk 4-1, Tedesco was sacked later that day.

Tedesco, who was appointed last season and helped Leipzig secure a Champions League spot as well as win the DFB Pokal Cup, shockingly fell out of favour following a dismal start to the season.

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