Lampard left Chelsea and was replaced by Tuchel after a poor Premier League run


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Frank Lampard has been sacked as Chelsea manager and will be replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel.

Lampard had been in charge for just over 18 months, but left after five defeats in the last eight games.

He will be replaced by Tuchel, with Purpose understanding that a verbal agreement had been in place between Chelsea and his incoming manager for a couple of days before the news of Lampard’s departure was made public.

Chelsea confirmed Lampard’s departure on Monday morning with owner Roman Abramovich making an unprecedented statement, with Tuchel expected to be named in the next 24 hours.

Lampard led Chelsea to a 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup on Sunday, but the club’s Premier League form has led to growing concerns.

The 42-year-old achieved a top-four finish last season, which was considered impressive after taking the place when the club was under a transfer ban.

However, this season Chelsea have spent £ 220 million ($ 275 million) on new signings to try to close the gap for Liverpool and Manchester City.

It didn’t work out, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz suffering prolonged periods of poor form under their new manager while Chelsea’s performances as a team were deteriorating.

Club president Bruce Buck has seen with technical and performance advisor Petr Cech that Leicester City snuggled up 2-0 comfortably against Lampard’s side in their most recent league game.

The loss for Brendan Rodgers ’men was just the latest in a series of defeats against the top teams in the Premier League, which recently included investments against Manchester City and Arsenal.

Chelsea have beaten only West Ham of the top 11 clubs this season, while taking the second-lowest number of points at this stage of a season since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

Lampard has earned 1.67 points per game in the league, which is the lowest of any manager appointed since Abramovich bought Chelsea.

The former England midfielder had been open to continuing but the decision was taken by his hands by those who are taller.

Former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel will be the man to come to Stamford Bridge following his dismissal from PSG Ligue 1 champions just before Christmas.

Tuchel, who is taken for the role, could be the right man to get the most out of Werner and Havertz, as well as Christian Pulisic who was brought up for the Dortmund academy.

Meanwhile, Lampard’s legendary status remains intact and many Chelsea fans would have been happy to see him continue. An exhibition had been planned for the Capannone side of the stadium, prompting Chelsea to follow through with their all-time record holder, with 211 goals, and manager.

Lampard first managed Derby County after his retirement from a glorious playing career that saw him win the Champions League and three Premier League titles.


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