Abramovich warned against appointing Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea boss

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Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is unlikely to replace Frank Lampard as Chelsea boss.

Lampard is under pressure as Chelsea boss following a poor run of form that has seen Chelsea win just once in our last seven games in all competitions.

A shortlist of potential replacements has already started to emerge which includes Tuchel, former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko, who has managed the Ukraine national team since 2016.

According to The Telegraph, Tuchel will not be among the frontrunners should Lampard’s position become untenable, with the club having rejected him in the past.

Back in the summer of 2017, when Chelsea were first considering getting rid of Antonio Conte, Tuchel was put forward as a potential successor to the fiery Italian.

However, the Chelsea board were warned against signing Tuchel who was described as ‘every bit as difficult’ to work with as both Conte and Jose Mourinho.

Conte had repeatedly clashed with Chelsea’s board over transfers and the club’s hierarchy were warned that Tuchel was similarly volatile, rowing with both his players and employers at Dortmund and Mainz.

Despite winning silverware at Paris Saint-Germain, the German was recently sacked by the French clun due to his confrontational nature.

Lampard, by contrast, has a good relationship with director Marina Granovskaia and owner Roman Abramovich, which is why the board is happy to give him time despite Chelsea’s poor run of form.

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