Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo Joins Juventus Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Potential transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have played a role in the breaking down of sacked Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel's relationship with club owner Todd Boehly.

After a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, Tuchel, 49, was sacked on Wednesday, reported Sport Bible. Chelsea, which started this season with three defeats, is currently sixth in the table. But it is said that Tuchel's sacking is down to more than the team's results.

Tuchel and Boehly reportedly weren't seeing eye to eye when it came to the transfer window, specifically Ronaldo. While Boehly was keen on signing the Manchester United forward this summer, Tuchel was strongly against the idea. Instead, he favored pursuing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who made his debut in the defeat to Zagreb, reported Givemesport.

Ronaldo had expressed his desire to leave Man Utd after the team failed to finish in the top four. The star footballer was eager to play Champions League football and a move to Chelsea team seemed to be on the cards. Boehly was eager to make a marquee signing in his first summer as the team's owner and saw Ronaldo, 37, as the perfect opportunity. He was also drawn in by the Potuguese footballer's "global marketability."

Tuchel didn't agree and he was so riled up that he reportedly delivered some harsh truths about Ronaldo. He is said to have told Boehly that Ronaldo "will destroy the spirit in my dressing room."

Even though the footballer scored 24 goals in all competitions, his current team, Man Utd, registered its lowest-ever Premier League points tally. There were rumors that Ronaldo caused a huge dressing room divide, which ultimately derailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's time as the team's manager.

It was in June when it first became apparent that Ronaldo was eager to leave the club. At the time a report said that Tuchel was worried an "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-style hole" would be blown in his plans for the 2022-23 season.

As for Chelsea, it made eight signings and its overall spend was 255 million pounds ($29,33,52,000). Tuchel was given control of all incomings. In the coming days, Graham Potter is expected to be announced as Tuchel's successor.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 04, 2022 in Manchester, England. Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

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