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EPL: Tuchel upset with Chelsea owners for failing to sign Brazilian star

Sacked Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, was left upset by the club’s owners over the failure to sign Brazilian striker, Gabriel Jesus, ahead of Arsenal during the summer transfer window.

According to The Athletic, Tuchel was initially against signing a new striker during the summer transfer after his difficulties with Romelu Lukaku last season.

However, after U-turning on his stance, the German was ‘frustrated’ that Chelsea’s hierarchy did not move for Jesus.

The report added that Jesus was even keen on a move to Stamford Bridge but he ended up being reunited with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta as the Gunners sealed a £45 million deal with Manchester City for his signature.

Tuchel subsequently pushed for Chelsea to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal and that move was completed in the final few hours of the summer transfer window.

The 49-year-old was sacked on Wednesday morning following Chelsea’s Champions League group stage 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb.

His departure comes following weeks of tension between himself and the club’s new co-owner Todd Boehly, who played a major role in Chelsea’s transfer business this summer.

It is understood that Boehly was not happy with Tuchel’s lack of input and communication regarding transfers, with the former Paris Saint-Germain coach keen to focus more on coaching his squad.

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