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Four managers in talks to replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel in talks to replace Lampard at Chelsea

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Chelsea have suffered another defeat on Tuesday, as Leicester beat the Blues with the score of 2-0.

After making big budget transfers this summer, Frank Lampard’s side were expected to shine this term, however, they are just in the 8th place in the Premier League standings with 29 points.

Head coach Lampard is under huge pressure and according to the Athletic, Julian Nagelsmann, Ralf Rangnick, Ralph Hasenhüttl, and Thomas Tuchel are all being discussed as possible replacements for him at Chelsea.

 

 

Here, we’ll take a look at the possible manager replacements for Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann in talks to replace Lampard at Chelsea
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Nagelsmann is the current coach of Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and has a contract expiring in 2023.

In March 2020, after Leipzig’s 4–0 win against Tottenham Hotspur, Nagelsmann became the youngest manager in history to win a UEFA Champions League knockout tie.

Leipzig also progressed into the Champions League Semi-Final for the first time in their history with 33-year-old Nagelsmann becoming the youngest coach in history, therefore, to coach a side in a Champions League Semi-Final.

Currently, Leipzig are 3rd in the Bundesliga with 31 points.

Ralf Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick in talks to replace Lampard
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Rangnick has managed numerous teams during his career, including: RB Leipzig, Schalke 04, Hoffenheim and Stuttgart.

His last team managed was Leipzig, which he took charge of twice from 2015-2016 and 2018-2019.

By the end of the 2018-19 season, Leipzig club ended the season 3rd in Bundesliga, qualified to the UEFA Champions League for the 2019–20 season, and reached the DFB-Pokal final, losing to Bayern Munich.

In 2019, Rangnick was promoted to Head of Sport and Development for Red Bull GmbH.

Ralph Hasenhüttl

Ralph Hasenhüttl in talks to replace Lampard
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Hasenhüttl is the current Southampton boss, who sit 9th in the Premier League with 29 points.

Saints suffered a 9–0 home loss to Leicester City on 25 October 2019, the joint-worst loss in Premier League history and worst on home soil, but he apologised for the result and was given the support of the board to remain in his job.

Despite being in the relegation zone in early November, Southampton ended the season on a seven-game unbeaten streak to finish in 11th place, their best finish in three seasons. Their final tally of 52 points was the team’s highest total since 2015–16, and Hasenhüttl was named Manager of the Month for July 2020.

Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel in talks to replace Lampard at Chelsea
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Tuchel has been recently sacked from Paris Saint-Germain head coach position, and was quickly replaced with Mauricio Pochettino.

The 47-year-old manager also managed Borussia Dortmund, Mainz and Augsburg.

Tuchel departed PSG with a record of 95 wins, 13 draws, and 19 defeats in 127 games, with the best win percentage in Ligue 1 history (75.6%) and the highest average of points per game.

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