Chelsea owner Todd Boehly pitched impossible ‘4-4-3’ formation that left Thomas Tuchel baffled: Reports
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reportedly made a hilarious mistake during his early meetings with recently sacked German manager Thomas Tuchel.
According to reports from The Athletic (via Daily Star ), the new Blues boss came up with the impossible plan to play 11 outfield players in a 4-4-3 formation.
The Athletic reported that this was one of many slapstick moments between the ownership and manager in the early days of their relationship.
However, the relationship between Tuchel and Boehly soured eventually and the report suggests that the German was viewed as “a nightmare to work with” by the team owner.
The German tactician was recently sacked by Chelsea following a disappointing opening day Champions League defeat on the road to Dinamo Zagreb.
With the Blues signing Graham Potter from Brighton & Hove Albion, fans will hope that Boehly can quickly improve his knowledge of the game for the new manager’s sake.
Potter was signed almost immediately after Tuchel’s exit, with the Stamford Bridge outfit looking to quickly cement the hole in the dugout.
Tuchel will now begin the next journey in his career, with the German still one of the best managers in the game as a Champions League winner.
The 49-year-old will hope that he can find a new home and get back to managing at the top levels of the game soon enough.