Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Thomas Tuchel earlier than Chelsea’s defeat to Dinamo Zagreb (Getty)
Tuchel was dismissed on Wednesday morning lower than 24 hours after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb of their Champions League group-stage opener.
Graham Potter has now been formally appointed as Tuchel’s substitute as he has joined from Brighton on a five-year deal.
Aubameyang, in the meantime, was signed within the closing phases of the switch window following Tuchel’s suggestion and the ex-Arsenal captain was eager to be reunited along with his former supervisor following their profitable time collectively at Borussia Dortmund.
Nonetheless, that may be quick lived as Aubameyang has made only one look earlier than Chelsea determined to sack Tuchel.
In keeping with The Telegraph, Chelsea’s new co-controlling house owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali spoke to the squad following Tuchel’s exit however a private name was additionally made to Aubameyang to reassure him that his arrival was not simply to please his former supervisor.
The report claims that Aubameyang appreciated Chelsea’s message, with the membership insisting that they imagine the striker will nonetheless be successful underneath Potter.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was eager to be reunited with Thomas Tuchel following their success collectively at Borussia Dortmund (Getty)
Aubameyang is in rivalry for his first Premier League begin underneath Potter as Chelsea play Fulham in Saturday’s early kick off.
The 33-year-old performed in a protecting masks towards Dinamo Zagreb following the facial accidents he suffered from the break-in at his residence in Barcelona earlier than his transfer to Chelsea.
Talking after Aubameyang’s departure, Barcelona head coach Xavi described the previous Arsenal captain as a ‘jewel’ in his dressing room.
‘I really feel unhealthy as a result of he helped us quite a bit,’ mentioned Xavi.
‘He was an instance on and off the pitch. He made a giant distinction – take a look at his numbers. As an individual, he’s a jewel and at all times coaching with a smile on his face.
‘It’s a disgrace since you need to have these sort of gamers in your squad however it was alternative for him and for the membership as nicely.
‘We would have liked to place the items of the puzzle collectively and in the long run, I feel we’re all completely satisfied.
‘However I really feel unhealthy as a coach to lose a participant like Aubameyang. He was an instance for the membership and for all gamers.’
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