Man Utd legend Gary Neville mockingly comes up with new name for Todd Boehly after Chelsea owner axes Thomas Tuchel | The Sun

GARY NEVILLE has mocked Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s decision to sack Thomas Tuchel by comparing him to ex-Manchester United chief Ed Woodward again.

The Blues shocked the football world today by sacking the German coach.

Chelsea have suffered a difficult start to the campaign, despite a record outlay in the summer transfer window.

And last night’s shock Champions League defeat at Dinamo Zagreb proved to be Tuchel’s final game in charge.

American Boehly, whose takeover of the club was only completed 100 days ago, decided to act after just seven games of the season.

United legend Neville reacted to the surprise news by tweeting: “Todd Woodward.”


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Neville first mocked the Chelsea supermo’s approach to the transfer market last month by comparing him to the unpopular ex-United vice-chairman Woodward.

He then retweeted several posts that slammed Boehly's leadership of the Blues.

Tuchel led Chelsea to Champions League glory, the Uefa Super Cup and Club World Cup since taking charge in January 2021 as well as suffering defeats in both domestic cups via penalty shoot-outs last term.

They spent almost £300m on new players but have won just three games this term and sit sixth in the Premier League.

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Neville also criticised Boehly in a reply to former England team-mate John Terry after last month’s defeat at Southampton.

The Sky Sports pundit wrote: “Your man Todd Woodward needs to stop wandering round like a kid in a sweet shop.”

A Chelsea supporter then hit back by claiming that not every American is like United’s owners the Glazer family.

Neville replied: “It’s just scattergun and unsustainable. I doubt this approach will go well.”

Neville then compared Chelsea's transfer policy under Boehly to United’s under Woodward on the Overlap, saying: “Chelsea have got that sort of, Manchester United under the Glazers, Ed Woodward, 'I’m taking over, I’m the man now, I’m going to go out and basically buy the players' and then they’re linked with every player that Barcelona want, every player that City want, every player that United want.

“They’re almost like bouncing around because it feels like he [Todd Boehly] has to do something.

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"I’m hearing his name too much. It feels like, it’s not to be disrespectful, you know he’s a prominent guy, he’s just bought the club and everything.

“He’s fronted a fund that’s paid two and a half billion quid, but to get rid of all that football operation that’s been unbelievable for that many years and come in and do it yourself, it does feel like Ed Woodward that to me. We’ll see it develop.”

However, some might think Neville's reaction is a bit rich when his League Two Salford City have had four managers in the last two years.

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