Frank Lampard’s assistant turns down club offer to work with Tuchel

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Frank Lampard was dismissed as Chelsea manager on Monday morning, with Thomas Tuchel confirmed as his replacement the following day.

Lampard’s core coaching staff included Jody Morris, Chris Jones, Henrique Hilario, Anthony Barry and Joe Edwards.

Jody Morris and Chris Jones have since left the club with Frank Lampard. But Anthony Barry who only just joined the club August last year, was kept by Tuchel. Barry who was highly rated by Lampard joined Chelsea five month ago to bolster the coaching staff.

Many credit Chelsea’s improved record in defending and attacking setpieces to Barry, and interestingly, the young manager was offered a manager’s job at Fleetwood Town, but he rather rejected the offer to work under new boss Thomas Tuchel.

Chelsea fans are pleased not to lose Barry, as they see him as an important part of the coaching crew.

Barry spent three years at Wigan Athletic as an assistant and his arrival at Chelsea has already had a major impact on the defence.

Barry believes working under Tuchel was an opportunity too good to turn down, and it speaks a lot about how far he’d go in the game.

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