Thomas Tuchel’s dismissal by Chelsea as head coach on Wednesday stunned the footballing world, but how did he fare in comparison to other Blues coaches?
During his tenure as Chelsea’s manager, the German oversaw exactly 100 games and recorded 31 clean sheets in his first 50 matches.
Despite having held the position for just 589 days, Tuchel guided Chelsea to four more domestic and European finals than any other manager in the club’s history.
This included advancing to the FA Cup and League Cup finals last season, where Chelsea lost to Liverpool on penalties in both games, winning the Champions League in 2020–21, and another runner-up finish in the FA Cup.
After only 350 days in charge, Tuchel managed Chelsea to the FA Cup, League Cup, and Champions League finals, becoming him the first manager to accomplish this feat.
As Chelsea became the first-ever world champions in their history, the 49-year-old also assisted them in winning the Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
Tuchel outperformed Claudio Ranieri, who had a victory rate of just 53.77 percent from 199 games, with a 60 percent win rate in his 100 games as Chelsea’s manager.
Gianluca Vialli, in charge of 143 games, had a victory percentage of 53.15 percent, but he also had a better record.
During his two-year tenure from 1998 to 2000, Vialli guided Chelsea to victories in the FA Cup, League Cup, Super Cup, and the now-abolished UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
Tuchel did, however, fall short of Carlo Ancelotti’s 61.47 percent from 109 games, Jose Mourinho’s 63.55 percent from 321 games, and Antonio Conte’s 65.09 percent from 106 games.
Ancelotti, who is currently in charge of Real Madrid, guided Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup double in 2009–2010.
Three Premier League championships, three League Cups, and the FA Cup were won in west London by Mourinho, who is regarded as one of the greatest managers in Chelsea history.
While at Stamford Bridge, Tottenham manager Conte won the 2016–17 Premier League and the 2017–18 FA Cup.