Thomas Tuchel’s time at Chelsea was short-lived and filled with ups and downs. After all, the German coach did collect Champions League and Club World Cup trophies for the Blues, but he only managed one full season at the helm.

Many fans and pundits were surprised when new ownership led by Toddy Boehly fired Tuchel just seven matches into the current campaign. The Blues were sitting just sixth in the table at the time of his sacking. However, news of various issues between Tuchel, Boehly, and the players surfaced in the days following his departure.

Ex-wife has email containing info on husband’s firing

Now Tuchel’s ex-wife is hoping to reveal even more information on the ordeal. According to a report by Bild, Sissi Tuchel was informed of multiple reasons why her ex-husband was fired from Chelsea. Lack of results on the pitch and the loss of respect by the players was named, but also peculiar ‘off-field reasons’ as well. Sissi apparently wrote an email about this and could soon release the information in a German courtroom. The former Chelsea boss is, however, trying to keep a lid on the email.

The couple split last year and are currently in a court battle in Germany. A judge ruled that the divorce hearing would be held behind closed doors “because the highly personal area of life is touched on and the truthfulness of the statements is also disputed.”

Pundit previously made similar allegations

Former Crystal Palace owner and current talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan previously claimed to know similar information. “There’s a lot more behind the scenes that would make most people’s eyes water as to the reasons why Todd Boehly made that decision and it wasn’t just a case of losing to Dinamo Zagreb,” said Jordan. “It was a case of a raft of other things – that’s Todd Boehly’s gift to tell people what it is.”

Tuchel has not yet taken a new job with another club just yet. He has, however, been linked with Tottenham Hotspur should Antonio Conte depart north London.

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