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Thomas Tuchel Set To Replace Frank Lampard As Chelsea Manager

Ryan Sidle

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Thomas Tuchel Set To Replace Frank Lampard As Chelsea Manager

Thomas Tuchel is expected to be named as Chelsea manager, with Frank Lampard set to be sacked from his job at some point today.

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It was revealed on Monday morning that Lampard is set to be sacked later today, despite the weekend win over Luton Town in the FA Cup.

That win clearly hasn't been enough to ease the pressure on the manager, with Chelsea ninth in the Premier League following their loss to Leicester City last week.

Now it's being reported that former PSG boss Tuchel is expected to take the role from the club's all time top goalscorer.

The German was sacked by the Ligue 1 champions on December 23rd, the same night his side beat Strasbourg 4-0, but comes with a good reputation.

Tuchel quickly became favourite for the job as soon as news that Lampard would be sacked broke, with the likes of Max Allegri and Julian Nagelsmann also mentioned.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles with PSG and led them to their first Champions League final in August.

Tuchel with Neymar after they failed to beat Bayern Munich. Image: PA Images
Tuchel with Neymar after they failed to beat Bayern Munich. Image: PA Images

The 47-year-old did well during his time in the French capital but has been known to fall out with those above him in the hierarchy.

He fell out with people at Dortmund, before moving to France, and had issues with Sporting director Leonardo at the Parc des Princes.

Before he was sacked by PSG, the former Mainz boss, gave a controversial interview about the politics of the club.

The former defender claimed he'd never said he felt more like a politician than a coach, saying, "I didn't say it's more about politics than sport, nor that I lost the fun of training. This is not true.. It is possible they translated incorrectly.

"Watch the video interview. I just said that PSG are unique and that it's a big challenge for me. It's always been like that.

"I like this challenge and nothing has changed."

Within hours he found out he was being sak

Topics: Frank Lampard, Football News, Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, PSG, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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