Confirmed: Thomas Tuchel Set To Manage Chelsea For The Clash Against Wolves
Thomas Tuchel Set To replace Frank Lampard for the Clash Against Wolves.
It was early on Monday that Chelsea’s first- team players received a text message informing them the planned morning training session had been pushed back until the afternoon.
The reason, which quickly emerged, was that the club had sacked head coach Frank Lampard after less than 18 months in charge at Stamford Bridge.
It was a dismissal that many expected yet one that still came as a shock. Having overseen Chelsea’s win over Luton Town on Sunday afternoon, there was no indication that Lampard would be sacked within 24 hours.
The club had made their decision on his future prior to that FA Cup game, that much was clear. In Lampard’s place will come Thomas Tuchel, whose appointment is expected to be confirmed today. Chelsea’s first- team squad eventually arrived at Cobham early on Monday afternoon. Petr Cech, the Blues’ technical and performance advisor, spoke to the players before training got underway at around 2pm.
Lampard was not given the chance to say his goodbyes.