Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel has split from his wife Sissi, who began divorce proceedings last week, with friends saying that “all avenues are exhausted” when it comes to hopes of a reconciliation, as per latest reports from DailyMail.
“Sissi and Thomas have tried to avoid splitting but in the end there was no other way.
“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 under way,” a source close to the couple said.
The Chelsea boss initially stayed in a hotel before the family set up a home in Cobham, Surrey, near the club’s training ground.
Tuchel, who is reportedly paid £7million a year, now faces multi-million-pound divorce deal.
His wife gave up her job at the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung to bring up their family, so may be entitled to a slice of his future earnings as well as up to half of his current fortune, as sources say the couple are determined to keep the divorce amicable.
Just ten months ago, Sissi was seen running across the pitch at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao before leaping into her husband’s arms after Chelsea secured a 1-0 Champions League victory over Manchester City last year.
Tuchel has been praised for the way in which he has coped with the restrictions placed on Chelsea after Abramovich was sanctioned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
As a new owner is sought, the Blues cannot sell tickets for games, sign players or give new contracts to existing players.
The Chelsea boss, whose team was thrashed at home by Brentford in the Premier League yesterday, declined to respond to a request for comment on the situation with his marriage.