The wife of Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has reportedly filed for divorce. Sissi Tuchel has begun proceedings just over a year after she moved to the UK. It is believed that Sissi has started the process in the hope of an amicable split from her husband of 13 years, with whom he has two daughters.
The family were pictured on the pitch together at the 2021 Champions League Final in Porto’s Estádio do Dragão with Tuchel and his wife hugging on the pitch.
The pair were married in 2009, with Sissi following his moves around European football to glamourous locations such as Paris and London but the marriage appears to be over now, as a source told the Mail on Sunday.
“Sissi and Thomas have tried to avoid splitting but in the end, there was no other way,” the source said, “It is very sad and now it is all about making sure their daughters are the top priority. Papers were lodged last week to get the divorce underway.” The news comes as Chelsea suffered their worst defeat of the season, a 4-1 defeat to Brentford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
After the loss Tuchel said: “After so many wins and so many good results, I will now refuse to make a drama out of it. Why should we? Brentford made a lot of the ten minutes we gave them. After the third goal, we had a disallowed goal, a pressing situation against the goalkeeper, and another big chance from Kai Havertz. We missed all three of them and there was a feeling that it wasn’t our day. So it’s a mixture of everything.
“I would not rely on it being destiny or it happens. We will dig in and try to find out why it was like this. There are some reasons, which we can put on us and we will analyse and digest it. There is no other it’s hard to take because it’s very unusual for us what happened today. Then we will refocus on Monday.”
Tuchel has been widely praised for how he has handled the current situation at Chelsea, with prospective new owners understood to have been given until April 11 to enter their final bids for the club.