This might come as a surprise to many, but reports from UK has it that Chelsea FC manager and legend, Frank Lampard is set to be sacked with Thomas Tuchel being named as his replacement.
Owner Roman Abramovich is thought to have been keen to bring Tuchel to Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel to be confirmed new Chelsea manager, Lampard set for sack
According to Goal, Frank Lampard is set to be sacked from his role as Chelsea manager, having guided the club for just over 18 months, following five defeats in the last eight games.
It comes just 24 hours after his 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup, but the club’s Premier League form has led to growing concerns.
Lampard was appointed as manager in July 2019 and spent more than £200m last summer on players including Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
His spell, however, will come to an end after a disappointing run of results left them off the pace in the fight to qualify for the Champions League.
47-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain coach, Thomas Tuchel, has been named as his replacement after holding talks with the club’s board over the weekend and is likely to be appointed in the next 24 hours.
Chelsea’s first-team squad were told not to report to training this morning, according to the Telegraph.
Confirmation of Lampard’s dismissal is expected later today.