Chelsea Sources say he plans to part with Frank Lampard and appoint Thomas Tuchel as his successor to ESPN.
They informed players not to come to the club’s training base in Cobham for an upcoming morning session while a formal statement was being prepared.
“This was a very difficult decision for the club, especially because I have a great personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him,” said the owner. Roman Abramovich said.. “He is a sincere person and has the highest work ethic.
“But in the current situation, I think it’s best to change managers. I thank the club, the board, and personally for my work as Frank’s head coach and wish him all the best in the future.
“He is an important icon of this great club and his position here is unabated. He is always warmly welcomed at Stamford Bridge.”
Chelsea has closed contract negotiations with Tuchel, who has been away from work since December Paris Saint-Germain, Germans will sign the contract in the next few hours.
Sources told ESPN that Tuchel wanted to wait until the end of the season to decide on his next move, but was confident he would take over. Chelsea After a discussion between director Marina Granovskya and agent Pini Zahavi.
The move came after Chelsea defeated Luton Town 3-1 in Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at Stamford Bridge, but following a severe recession in the form of the Premier League, five of the last eight games. I lost the match.
ESPN recently Chelsea torn over future direction Club members who were dissatisfied with the lack of progress under Lampard, despite spending £ 220m during the summer transfer.
Chelsea was approaching RB Leipzig Director Ralf Rangnick temporarily took over the job, but he stopped running. They also commented on whether Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann was ready to leave the club in the middle of the season, but sources confirmed that he also denied Chelsea’s interest.
Sources told ESPN that Tuchel rang another Premier League club on Saturday to seek evaluation in Chelsea while considering whether to participate in advanced negotiations.
His subsequent decision to pursue an agreement led to Lampard’s departure, ending his 19-month tenure in the club where he spent 13 years as a player.
Lampard, 42, leaves Chelsea in 9th place in the Premier League, 11 points behind the leaders. Manchester United Appointed in July 2019.He took over Maurizio Sarri and took over the team from the loss of amulets Eden Hazard To real Madrid And the FIFA transfer ban prevented clubs from purchasing players during the first transfer period.
The ban was reduced on appeal, which meant Chelsea could use it in January 2020 but chose not to, and Lampard brought in some young players, including: Was Mason mount, Fikayo Tomori And Tammy Abraham..
Chelsea Bayern Munich Although it was the Round of 16 stages of the Champions League, on the final day of the Premier League campaign, he qualified for the next season’s tournament and finished in 4th place.
Chelsea topped the Premier League on December 5 as part of an undefeated run of 17 games in all tournaments, but then plummeted. Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Arsenal, Manchester city And Leicester city In five and a half weeks.
ESPN reported last week that Lampard was confused by Lampard’s ever-changing team choices and was disillusioned with his tactical approach.
Chelsea was also keen to find a German-speaking coach and get the most out of the two most expensive summer contracts. Kai Havertz And Timo WernerBoth performances have declined since arriving at £ 71m from Bayer Leverkusen £ 47 million each from Leipzig in the summer.
Information from ESPN’s French correspondent Julien Laurence and senior writer Mark Ogden was included in this report.
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Frank Lampard has been dismissed as Chelsea coach.Thomas Tuchel lined up instead
https://www.espn.com/soccer/chelsea/story/4293141/frank-lampard-out-at-chelsea-manager-tuchel-in-as-replacement-sources Frank Lampard has been dismissed as Chelsea coach.Thomas Tuchel lined up instead