Why can’t Tuchel replace Lampard in Chelsea?
Thomas Tuchel, the former Paris Saint-Germain manager, is unlikely to replace the Chelsea manager, as the Germans had previously warned the club.
Chelsea is in the midst of a dreadful run of form that saw them lose four of their last six Premier League fixtures.
The men are now eighth on the table, despite a 3-1 loss in Manchester City last weekend.
This has seen a rise in pressure on Lampard; his place believed to be “under serious threat.”
A shortlist of possible replacements has already begun to appear, including Tuchel, former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, and ex-Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko, who has been in charge of the Ukraine National Team since 2016.
But now the UK Telegraph has indicated that Tuchel won’t be among the frontrunners if he’s become unsustainable, with the club rejecting him in 2017.
Chelsea was the first to propose sacking Antonio Conte that year, and Tuchel was presented as a possible successor to the fiery Italian.
However, Tuchel was described as challenging as Conte and Jose Mourinho to work with.
Conte had frequently argued with Chelsea’s board on transfers, and the club’s management had been warned that Tuchel was equally unpredictable, rowing with both his players and bosses in Dortmund and Mainz.
Tuchel proceeded almost the same way at PSG, and Chelsea’s decision-makers are very hesitant to employ another questioning, outspoken boss who will be actively sparring with them.
On the other hand, he has a strong relationship with director Marina Granovskaia and owner Roman Abramovich, who owes much to his time at the club. Still, he has also joined the club on several different levels since his appointment.