Frank Lampard has been officially sacked from as manager for Chelsea FC and will be replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel.
Lampard had been in charge for just ovee 18 months, but has been sacked following five defeats in his last eight games.
He will probably replaced by Thomas Tuchel, with Goal understanding that an agreement has been in place between Chelsea and their incoming manager for a couple of days before the news of Lampard’s departure became public.
Chelsea confirmed Lampard’s departure on Monday morning with owner Roman Abramovich making an unprecedented statement, with Tuchel expected to be appointed in the next 24 hours.
Lampard coached Chelsea to a 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup on Sunday, but the club’s Premier League form has led to growing concerns.
The 42-year-old achieved a top-four finish last season, which was deemed impressive having taken over when the club were under a transfer ban.
However, this season Chelsea spent £220 million ($275m) on new signings to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.
Chelsea have only won West Ham of the top 11 clubs this season, taking up the second-lowest number of points at this stage of a season since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.
Former Mainz and PSG boss Tuchel is set to be the man to come in to Stamford Bridge, following his sacking by Ligue 1 champions and champions league finalist PSG just before Christmas.
Lampard was previously the manager for Derby County after retiring from a glorious playing career that saw him win the Champions League and three Premier League titles.