From Massimiliano Allegri to Thomas Tuchel: 5 probable replacement managers for Frank Lampard at Chelsea
Chelsea has sacked Frank Lampard as its manager following a string of poor run. Lampard was a club veteran, having played and led it to numerous titles during his playing days. The club is in the hunt for a suitable replacement, with some big names in the frame.
Chelsea was dealt with a setback after it decided to part ways with club veteran and manager, Frank Lampard, following a low run series. It is currently laced ninth in the English Premier League, as it looks to finish the season inside top-four.
Meanwhile, the club is yet to announce a suitable replacement for Lampard, as many big names are doing rounds for the same. On the same note, we look at the fitting ones at Stamford Bridge.
Ralph Hasenhuttl: If reports are to be believed, the current Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl is running for the helm at Chelsea. He has managed five clubs, having also worked with German giant RB Leipzig, before parting ways in 2018, as the side is currently one of the Bundesliga contenders. He had his best managerial career win percentage, of 48.19, at the club. Meanwhile, Southampton is performing average this season, placed 10th. However, since he still has some way to go, Chelsea might not entirely pursue him.
Brendan Rodgers: Another shocking name on the list, as the current Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers is doing rounds as well. As of now, there seems to be no reason for Rodgers to leave The Foxes and take charge of the Blues since the former is doing reasonably well, placed third, and is one of the title contenders. However, since he is having his best managerial run with The Foxes, with a win percentage of 53.5, Chelsea would love to have him at the helm.
Luis Enrique: The former Barcelona manager is currently managing the Spanish national team. He had a glorious stint at Camp Nou, leading the side to twin La Liga and a UEFA Champions League title, as he had his best managerial run at the club, with a win percentage of 76.2. While he has done well so far with Spain as well, whether he leaves the national duty for club business remains to be seen. Nonetheless, he is undoubtedly a crucial target for Chelsea and it would not want to miss out on him, even if it would be his first English stint.
Massimiliano Allegri: One of the biggest names in the list is the Italian, Massimiliano Allegri. The former Juventus manager has been out of a job since quitting in 2019. However, his is one of the greatest tacticians in the sport, having led Juventus to five consecutive Serie A titles. With a win percentage of 70.48 at Turin, Chelsea would be licking their lips if the Italian does agree to give his priceless services to it. Also, it would be his first stint in England.
Thomas Tuchel: The man in the driver's seat for the role is Germany's Thomas Tuchel. The former Paris Saint-Germain manager, sacked last year following a poor run, is one of the sport's most excellent managers. Although he failed to help PSG win the UCL, he has played a pivotal role in its domestic success, helping it win twin Ligue 1 titles, besides finishing as the runner-up in the UCL last season. With a win percentage of 74.80 in Paris, he could undoubtedly be the most ideal and perfect replacement for Lampard at Stamford Bridge. However, since it would be his first stint in England, he would be under watchful eyes.