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Arsenal legend and football pundit Paul Merson is of the belief that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich doesn’t trust new club boss Thomas Tuchel.
Frank Lampard was sacked from his job on Monday, with Tuchel’s appointment confirmed the following day.
However, the German gaffer was given only an 18-month contract, and Merson who thinks Lampard was wrongly sacked believes that Tuchel won’t last long in the job, with his short contract only a pointer.
“I was shocked Chelsea sacked Frank,” he told the Daily Sport. “I thought he would get more of a chance than this.
“No-one was queuing up for the job when he took it and they had just sold Eden Hazard and couldn’t replace him.
“But he got them into the top four and took them to the FA Cup Final. I thought it was wrong to sack him. Their next few fixtures were all winnable.
“And they’ve only given Tuchel an 18-month contract, when they gave Frank Lampard three years.
“If he’s such a good manager, why is his contract so short? It shows what they must think of him really. He was probably the best could get at short notice.
“But he has a history of being high maintenance and if he falls out with the people upstairs like he has at other clubs, he won’t last long.”