Chelsea to confirm Thomas Tuchel as new manager after Frank Lampard sacking

James Robson
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Thomas Tuchel will be the next Chelsea manager after Frank Lampard was sacked this morning.

The former Paris Saint-Germain coach has already been lined up to take over at Stamford Bridge after Roman Abramovich feared irrevocable damage to the season.

It is understood Chelsea’s owner called time on Lampard’s reign after determining the former midfield legend had failed to meet the minimum requirement of closing the gap at the top of the Premier League.

Lampard has the worst points-per-game ratio of any manager in the Abramovich era of 1.67. Defeat to Leicester last week was the final straw – but Chelsea waited until this morning to inform him of his sacking.

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