Tuchel to Replace Lampard After Chelsea Sack

January 26, 2021
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By Adedapo Adesanya

Following the sack of Chelsea Football Club coach, Frank Lampard, on Monday due to poor performance, he is set to be replaced by a German coach, Thomas Tuchel.

Mr Lampard was sacked after 18 months on the job on Monday, which Chelsea said was caused by his failure to meet expectations.

In a statement, the club said “results and performances have not met the club’s expectations, leaving the club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement”.

Tuchel, who left Paris Saint-Germain in December and previously managed Borussia Dortmund, will sign an 18-month contract to be Chelsea’s next head coach, with an option to extend for a further 12 months.

According to British media, plans are underway to appoint him before the club’s next game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.

Lampard, who is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, enjoyed a good first season as the Blues boss, taking them to the FA Cup final and securing qualification for the Champions League.

However, the road has not been smooth after being given more than £200 million to spend on new players in the summer.

Currently, Chelsea find themselves ninth on the Premier League table after 19 games, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United and five points off Liverpool in fourth.

Lampard’s last Premier League game in charge of Chelsea was a 2-0 defeat at Leicester City. He had taken the six-time English champions on a 17-game unbeaten run but away defeats to Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Arsenal and Leicester and a 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City have cost him his job.

Tuchel, who took PSG to the UEFA Champions League final last season, was sacked and replaced by former Tottenham Hotspur coach, Mauricio Pochettino.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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