Wesley Fofana’s New York Medical’s ‘power move’, admiration for Marina Granovskaya taking a heavy hit…and that Ronaldo issue: New details revealed about how Tuchel and Boley fell out at Chelsea became
- Wesley Fofana underwent Chelsea medical in New York despite Thomas Tuchel’s wishes
- The former manager hoped the defender would be quickly integrated into the squad
- Fofana made a costly mistake against Dynamo Zagreb in Champions League defeat
- It was one of the reasons why Tuchel and Boehly’s relationship fell apart.
Fresh details have emerged about Thomas Tuchel’s final days as Chelsea manager and his German affair with club owner Todd Boley.
Bailey ordered new £69.5 million signing Wesley Fofana to undergo his medical care in New York, angering Tuchel as it was seen as a “power move” by Americans.
Tuchel hoped Fofana would be quickly integrated into the squad after finally joining the club from Leicester at the end of the summer transfer window.
German news outlet Sport Bild said the new American owner “didn’t care” about the time the defender would lose on the trip to America and the five-hour time difference that could cause jet lag compared to his teammates. I reported. I knew what Tuchel’s wishes were for the player.
Chelsea have signed defender Wesley Fofana (right) from Leicester City for £70m.
Fofana’s arrival at the team has been postponed as he has to undergo a medical at Chelsea in New York
Bailey’s decision against his manager’s wishes left Tuchel angry as he was not able to spend as much time with the player as he planned before his debut.
Even the defender was surprised by the location of the medical, saying, “I thought I’d do it in London.”
Fofana’s late integration into the squad was evident in his Champions League debut against Dynamo Zagreb, the Blues’ 1-0 defeat in the opening game of the Champions League group stage.
The 21-year-old defender won what was Tuchel’s final match for the Blues after Mislav Orsic’s 13th-minute goal put him out of position.
Fofana replaced Thomas Tuchel (pictured) in Dynamo Zagreb’s win over Chelsea
Mislav Orsic scored the winning goal for Dinamo Zagreb after a mistake by Fofana
Brighton manager Graham Potter will soon be appointed as his replacement and will be in charge of his new side for the first time in the Champions League match against RB Salzburg on Wednesday night.
BILD also reported that the German’s admiration for former club director Marina Granovskaya was a factor in the deterioration of his relationship with Bailey.
Tuchel was believed to be supportive of Granovskaya staying at the club after Roman Abramovich and had a good relationship with the woman in charge of Chelsea’s transfer business.
Tuchel reportedly wanted manager Marina Granovskaya (pictured) to stay at Chelsea
According to BILD, Bailey was said to have been upset that Tuchel was backing the now-defunct director because he “didn’t like anyone contradicting him”.
Another factor in the impact was Tuchel’s refusal of an opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United. Bailey is believed to have wanted to bring the Portuguese star to the club to boost marketing, especially in the United States, but the Germans were concerned about the effect the 37-year-old would have on the dressing room.
Bailey opened the lid on Tuchel’s shock sacking on Tuesday by revealing he did not share his vision for the club’s future.
The 48-year-old, along with co-owners Behdad Eghbali and Jose E. Feliciano, came in the shock of sacking Tuchel just seven days after the Blues closed a record £272m transfer window. made a decisive decision.
Speaking at the SALT conference in the US, Boehly said: Chelsea.
Bailey lifted the lid on Tuchel’s dismissal at a conference in the US on Tuesday
“Our vision for the club was to find managers who really wanted to work with us, coaches who really wanted to work with us.
“Chelsea have a lot of walls to break down. Previously, the top team and academy didn’t really share data, nor did they share information about where top players come from. is to put together a team, all of which need to be well-oiled machines.
“The reality of our decision was that we weren’t sure if Thomas saw it the way we saw it. It wasn’t about Zagreb, it was about sharing the vision of what we wanted Chelsea to look like.
“It wasn’t a 1-1 decision. It was a decision that I thought was the right vision for the club.”