Gary Neville reveals when Chelsea will sack Tuchel

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed his disappointment at Chelsea’s decision to sack Frank Lampard mid-way through the season.

Following a poor run of five defeats in 8 league games, Chelsea made the decision to let go of Frank, after 18 months in charge of the club.

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is now set to take over the reins at Stamford Bridge, and Gary Neville doesn’t see any much success coming from this.

Gary Neville doesn’t see Tuchel lasting long in the Chelsea hot seat as no manager in Roman Abramovich era has lasted up to four years at the club, the longest being Jose Mourinho, who lasted three and a half years in his first stint at the club.

“He’s a great addition to the Premier League if he does come,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“If Tuchel comes in he will be exposed to exactly the same rules as Frank, and we will be talking about him being let go in the next 18 months to two years, I’m pretty sure of that.’

Gary Neville then took a dig at Chelsea’s managerial approach as he added: “I honestly sit here today with no feeling of sorry for Frank or any feeling other than that he’s done a really good job.

“It’s Chelsea, that’s what Chelsea do. Frank is not a victim of his poor performance as a manager.

“Frank is just someone who has been exposed to Chelsea’s model of releasing managers every 12-18 months if things don’t go as they want. That’s a pretty high standard that they live to.

“I don’t have any worry for Frank’s managerial career, I think he’ll do a brilliant job.

“I think he’s handled himself fantastically well at Chelsea, that’s a tough job, that one.”

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