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Paul Merson has revealed that the sacking of Frank Lampard was a very bad decision by Chelsea, and he even believes that the decision to appoint Thomas Tuchel was even worse.
Merson believes that former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino would do a better job with the Chelsea team due to his experience in the Premier League, and the Blues board should have poached him ahead of PSG.
Merson told the Daily Star: “Mauricio Pochettino would have suited Chelsea better than Thomas Tuchel. Okay, there would have been uproar to begin with from Chelsea fans because of his Tottenham past.
“But Pochettino is a proven Premier League manager, knows all the players already, and could have made an impact straight away. ‘Tuchel could take a couple of months to get used to the league and find out everything he needs to know about his squad.
“I know Pochettino took the PSG job at the start of January but Chelsea must have known they were going to sack Frank Lampard.
“They could have marked Pochettino’s card and asked him to wait. I think Pochettino would rather be manager of Chelsea than PSG. It’s more of a challenge for a start. In Paris all he has to do to win that league is make sure his players remember their boots every week.
“And he surely would have loved coming back to London to try and show Spurs they’d made a mistake getting rid of him.”