The pair struck up an in depth bond after working collectively at PSG (Image: Getty)
Tuchel was sacked as supervisor on Wednesday morning following the crew’s 1-0 loss away to Dinamo Zagreb within the Champions League the earlier evening.
Though Chelsea had endured an detached begin to the season, off-the-pitch points and a breakdown in Tuchel’s relationship with the membership’s new house owners are believed to have been the important thing causes behind his dismissal.
There have been strategies that the 49-year-old had additionally misplaced a number of the religion of his gamers, however he has been inundated with messages of thanks on social media since leaving Stamford Bridge.
Silva – who performed below Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain in addition to Chelsea – was one of many final gamers to pay tribute to the German and seemed to be genuinely upset by his supervisor’s exit.
‘Past being good professionals, you and your workers have been wonderful human beings,’ wrote the veteran defender on Instagram.
‘It was an actual privilege to fulfill you and work with you. Thanks for every little thing Thomas Tuchel, I’m sorry I couldn’t be extra useful! God bless you and your loved ones.’
The likes of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and skipper Cesar Azpilicueta have all thanked Tuchel, whereas Mateo Kovacic wrote: ‘It was a pleasure to be taught and work with you and your workers. Thanks, boss.’
Simply over 24 hours after Tuchel was dismissed, Chelsea already had his alternative secured with Graham Potter introduced because the membership’s new supervisor on Thursday afternoon.
With German coaches Zsolt Low and Arno Michels additionally having left with Tuchel, Potter has introduced a number of of his Brighton teaching workers with him to Stamford Bridge.
Assistant Billy Reid, first-team coaches Bjorn Hamberg and Bruno, goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts and assistant head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay have all joined Chelsea too.
Talking about his transfer, Potter mentioned: ‘I’m extremely proud and excited to characterize Chelsea FC, this incredible soccer membership. I’m very excited to companion with Chelsea’s new possession group and stay up for assembly and dealing with the thrilling group of gamers and to develop a crew and tradition that our wonderful followers could be happy with.
‘I might additionally like to position my honest because of Brighton & Hove Albion for permitting me this chance and particularly Tony Bloom and all of the gamers, workers and supporters for his or her continued assist throughout my time on the membership.’
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