Frank Lampard is under increasing pressure of losing his job as Chelsea manager, according to The Athletic. In the report from the Athletic, claims suggest the former England midfielder’s man-management is a huge problem for his squad and a list of replacements are being drawn up.
The pressure continues to grow after his side were thumped 3-1 by Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s side went three goals up inside 35 minutes of play. A fourth defeat in the last seven games has led the club to drop to eighth despite a promising start to the season.
Frank Lampard on the Verge of Losing Job at Chelsea
After being backed heavily in the summer transfer window, some new players in Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have struggled to get to grips with the demands of the Premier League despite hefty price tags.
Chelsea has never been afraid to sack a manager in recent times but with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain hiring Mauricio Pochettino, we take a look at replacements the Blues could turn to to replace Frank Lampard in the Chelsea hotseat.
Five Replacements to Replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea
After leaving a high-profile job such as PSG, the German manager is used to dealing with world-class players. Thomas Tuchel left Paris as the most successful manager in their history and undoubtedly brings in a wealth of tactical intelligence. His surprising sacking at the French club has overshadowed the level of success he has had in France including leading the club to its first-ever UEFA Champions League Final.
With reports claiming Lampard’s man-management is an issue, the former Borussia Dortmund manager is well-know for his man-management and handling of players like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. His success rate will be a major factor if he is hired as Roman Abramovich is no different to his previous director Nasser Al-Khelaifi in pursuit of glory.
The Italian coach led Juventus to five Serie A titles during his time as their most successful manager with the highest win percentage. However, the 53-year-old left the club in 2019 with his replacement former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. Allegri has been out of management for a year but according to reports, he refused the job before Lampard eventually became the new manager.
Currently, the Spain manager but Luis Enrique could be tempted to return to club management if offered the right project. His time at Barcelona proved his credentials as a top manager.
In previous reports, Spanish outlet Marca claimed that director Marina Granovskaia was not impressed with the Spanish manager but with Lampard under scrutiny, another chance may come towards the 50-year-old.
The normal consensus for a manager of the Blues requires world-class pedigree but the hiring of Frank Lampard was something unrelating of Chelsea. Has the hiring of Lampard become a new dynamic of recruiting managers at Chelsea?
Current RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann has won many plaudits in his attacking style of play. His impact at the German side has seen a rise of the club now challenging domestically and in the Champions League.
Leipzig sits second in the table this season and the 33-year-old manager led the club to the last four of Europe’s elite competition last season. If given an opportunity the young manager could transform a talented group of Chelsea players but could plug gaps that the current side is lacking.
Chelsea has been leaky in defence this season but with the young RB Leipzig manager preferring to play a 3-5-1-1 formation it could sure up a defence lacking in confidence. Under Nagelsmann, new signing Werner was in prolific form scoring 28 goals in the Bundesliga alone.
As the Lampard gamble failed to pay off, could Abramovich and co be ready to take a chance on another high potential manager?
Every time a managerial vacancy comes available at Stamford Bridge, Diego Simeone’s name is at the top of that list. Yet he is still the manager of Atletico Madrid, who he has risen to break the shackles of La Liga from Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Simeone joined Atleti in 2011, where since Chelsea have gone through six managerial changes. But fans of the London club will be having to remember the gritty style of play the Argentinian manager uses. A defensive tactician similar to Mourinho could be what Chelsea need right now. It worked with the ‘Special One’, could it work again?
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