Chelsea has sacked manager Frank Lampard, with the former Borussia Dortmund and PSG manager Thomas Tuchel set to replace him at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard was appointed as manager in July 2019 and spent more than £200m during last Summers’s transfer window. He spent big on players like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. This sacking, however, was all but imminent. After a disappointing run of recent results, the club is outside of a spot in the Champions League.
Lampard will always be a legend with the blue-shirts, but his results do not match his massive spending. Thomas Tuchel will bring them something Lampard just couldn’t, and that’s managerial experience. Tuchel was sacked by PSG last month just four months after leading the French side to a Champions League Final. The first in the club’s history. Tuchel will look to get the most out of Kai Havertz who has been pretty brutal since arriving in England.
“This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that the owner and the board have taken lightly. We are grateful to Frank for what he has achieved in his time as head coach of the club. However, recent results and performances have not met the club’s expectations, leaving the club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement. There can never be a good time to part ways with a club legend such as Frank, but after lengthy deliberation and consideration it was decided a change is needed now to give the club time to improve performances and results this season.”