Coach Frank Lampard was fired from Chelsea after a series of poor results, the London team announced on Monday, a year and a half after his arrival at the post.
“A change is necessary to give the club time and improve the performances and results this season,” he reported in the English team in a statement.
He Chelsea currently occupies ninth position in the Premier League, eleven points behind the leader Manchester United.
LampardThe 42-year-old club legend has been unable to keep the Blues at the top of the table, despite significant additions for this season, with the arrivals of Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
The owner of the entity, the Russian millionaire Roman AbramovichHe described the decision as “very difficult.” “In the current circumstances we believe that it is preferable to change the technical team,” wrote the president, a month before the knockout stages of the Champions League against Atlético de Madrid.
It is worth mentioning that the Chelsea yesterday qualified for the eighth of the Cup, after winning 3-1 at Luton.
In a year and a half leading the team, Lampard he has led the Blues to an English Cup final and a promising fourth place in the Premier League in his first season at Stamford Bridge.
His replacement on the bench
The name of his replacement has not been announced, but The Telegraph revealed minutes later of the dismissal that Thomas Tuchel, former technician PSG, will be in charge of taking the reins of the Chelsea.
After two years in the Parisian squad and reaching the Champions League final in 2020, the German is currently without a team, but he would have everything arranged to face this new challenge. He will meet again with the American Pulisic since they both agreed on the Borussia Dortmund.