Former Blue reveals whether or not Tuchel is the right man for the Chelsea job

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Sacking a manager may be an easy decision, but replacing him with the right manager is the biggest ordeal.

Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard from his duties on Monday with Thomas Tuchel appointed immediately as the next manager.

Tuchel’s CV has grown in the game, after excelling with Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and PSG.

Will the German do well at Stamford Bridge?

Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot is of the opinion that Tuchel may do well, and he could bring out the best in Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.

As expected, Melchiot admitted that every player will be at the best, which is usually the case whenever a new manager steps in.

The former Chelsea defender told talkSPORT: “It’s going to be tricky, but when a new coach comes in everybody gets a new wind.

“But it’s then like, ‘well, why didn’t you do that when the other coach was there?’

“But everybody will start from zero again; even the players who weren’t playing and didn’t get a look-in, they are going to get the opportunity now to perform and put themselves in the window.

“And if you look back at Tuchel; he took the job at Mainz and then at Dortmund – he took the job of [Jurgen] Klopp twice in a row.

“So he is really connected to some of the German players, especially the expensive guys they stood behind like Werner and Kai Havertz. Those are guys who played in that league who will know him, and he’ll know them really well too.

“So I’m sure they’ll be looking at that too and thinking, ‘we invested quite a bit of capital in these individuals, so who is the best man to get the best out of them?’ And, of course Frank wanted them, but if that isn’t going to be the case they are going to have to find someone who is capable of getting the best out of them.

“And I’m sure if they make the choice to get Tuchel in that has to be one of the reasons.”

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