Frank Lampard is in danger of losing his job immediately after the club’s Tuesday night 2-0 loss at Leicester.
The defeat saw Lampard’s side slip to eighth in the Premier League, nine points off pace-setters Leicester, Chelsea’s fifth in eight Premier League matches.
The Stamford Bridge hierarchy made contact with members of Thomas Tuchel about replacing Lampard at Chelsea, according to journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft.
He said: “Re: Agents of Tuchel and Chelsea-representatives talked about bringing Tuchel in.” In terms of Lampard, I understand no decision has been taken yet, but if he leaves, Tuchel is seen in the middle of the season as the best substitute.
Roman Abramovich is a famously cut-throat owner, with a whopping 14 different managers recruiting and firing the Russian since arriving in 2003.
And despite the fact that Lampard made his name as one of Chelsea’s greatest players ever, it seems his club days may well be numbered.
As the favorite to take over at Chelsea, Tuchel has been instilled, with the German also given odds to replace Lampard after recent developments.
Last month, Tuchel was sacked as Paris Saint-Germain boss and replaced at the Parc des Princes by Mauricio Pochettino.