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Frank Lampard was dismissed as Chelsea manager on Monday morning, with Thomas Tuchel confirmed as his replacement the following day.
Thomas Tuchel has since confirmed his backroom staff since taking over at Chelsea, as the German brought in Zsolt Low and Arno Michels as his assistant coaches.
The core of Frank Lampard’s coaching staff was booted out, but he decided to retain, Henrique Hilario, Anthony Barry and Joe Edwards.
Meanwhile, Jody Morris and Chris Jones have since left the club with Frank Lampard. 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.
Arno Michels is Tuchel’s most trusted lieutenant. They did their coaching badges together, and has since been with the German boss. It is believed that the duo spend long hours discussing tactics and is Tuchel’s most trusted advisor.
Zsolt Low impressed Tuchel at RB Leipzig and the duo have a history for when Tuchel coached him as a player at Mainz. Low is a newer addition to Tuchel’s coaching operation having been picked up from RB Leipzig during the German’s time with PSG. Low was impressed with his understanding of the game during his playing days and saw need to stick with him after his retirement.
Benjamin Weber is the stats man for Tuchel as he plays the role of data analytics. Stats have been more involved in modern day football, and Weber is seen as Tuchel’s ‘third eye’. The video analysis guru had previously joked that he ‘actually had no idea about football’, having spent time working for an internet service provider as a student. He’s now the man responsible for making Tuchel see what his natural eyes can’t see on the pitch.
We wish them well ahead.