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Report: Thomas Tuchel to be named manager at Chelsea

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If reports are true, Thomas Tuchel is set to take over for Frank Lampard at Chelsea.

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Earlier today, Chelsea made the decision to sack Frank Lampard from his position as manager of the club. Lampard’s squad has scuffled all season to find its footing and work through the balance of integrating expensive acquisitions like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.

“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,” Roman Abramovich said. “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. On behalf of everyone at the Club, the Board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as Head Coach and wish him every success in the future. He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains undiminished. He will always be warmly welcomed back at Stamford Bridge.”

Almost immediately, other reports started to break that former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel would be named the new manager of Chelsea:

Chelsea also allegedly wanted RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann, but that did not work out:

Sport Bild chief Christian Falk jumped in with his patented “True” report:

As Falk states, there is no contract signed as of yet, but there is allegedly an “agreement” in place.

Tuchel’s hiring would certainly be interesting considering some of the current dynamic at Chelsea. Tuchel, of course, coached Christian Pulisic at Borussia Dortmund and is extremely familiar with both Werner and Havertz.

There were some hoping that Tuchel would be in line to replace Joachim Löw as manager for Germany, but that does not appear to be happening any time soon given this news.