BREAKING: Chelsea Sacks Head Coach, Frank Lampard

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BREAKING: Chelsea Sacks Head Coach, Frank Lampard

Chelsea has parted ways with head coach Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge

Lampard was appointed Chelsea head coach in July 2019 and finished in top four and reached FA Cup final last season; Chelsea ninth in Premier League after 19 games, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United

Former Blues midfielder Lampard enjoyed a good first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, taking the club to the FA Cup final and securing qualification for the Champions League.

But after being given more than £200m to spend on new players in the summer, Chelsea find themselves ninth in the Premier League after 19 games, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United and five points off Liverpool in fourth.

Lampard took the side on a 17-game unbeaten run but away defeats to Everton, Wolves, Arsenal and Leicester and a 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City have cost him his job.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich said the decision to sack Lampard was ‘very difficult’ and that he will always remain an ‘important icon’ at the club

In a statement, Abramovich said: “This was a very difficult decision for the Club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him.

“He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.

Former PSG coach, Thomas Tuchel is rumoured to take over at the Stamford Bridge.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach is available after leaving Paris Saint-Germain in December.

Tuchel won the DFB-Pokal in 2017 with Dortmund before a brief but trophy-laden spell in Paris which saw him win two Ligue 1 titles and a French Cup, as well as reaching the final of last season’s Champions League, which they lost to Bayern Munich.

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