Jan, 25th 2021 – Chelsea has sacked Frank Lampard as manager following a dismal slump in form that sees them sit ninth in the Premier League table.
The former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is in a prime position to replace Lampard. RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has admirers in the Blues boardroom, but there are concerns over whether he would leave his current employers mid-season.
Sunday’s win over Luton Town to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup hasn’t proved enough to save the former midfielder from owner Abramovic Axe. Lampard was only 18 months into his time as Chelsea manager. He steered them to a fourth-place finish last season and also to the final of the FA Cup.
But despite massive investment of £222million in new players, they have been unable to mount a challenge at the top of the table.
The current seasons started promisingly enough, with Chelsea embarking on a 14-match unbeaten run through the autumn and making serene progress through their Champions League group.