FORMER Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is the odds-on favourite to be appointed Chelsea’s next permanent manager.
The German coach, 47, is now priced at 4/9 to replace Frank Lampard, who is expected to be relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge today.
Thomas Tuchel is the odds-on favourite to replace Frank Lampard[/caption]
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Big things were expected in west London with owner Roman Abramovich shelling out over £200m on new recruits during the summer transfer window.
But after a bright start to the campaign – Chelsea have slumped to ninth in the Premier League table.
The Blues have lost five of their last eight top-flight outings and are now 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester United.
Tuchel is the leading contender and remains a free agent having been axed by PSG in December.
The 47-year-old guided the club to successive Ligue 1 titles and the Champions League final during his stay.
Chelsea next manager odds – Betfair
- Thomas Tuchel – 4/9
- Andriy Shevchenko – 5/1
- Julian Nagelsmann – 15/2
- Massimiliano Allegri – 15/2
- Ralf Rangnick – 15/2
- Rafa Benitez – 9/1
- Brendan Rodgers – 12/1
- Ralph Hasenhuttl – 12/1
- Avram Grant – 16/1
- Arsene Wenger – 20/1
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Reports suggest Tuchel, along with Massimiliano Allegri, have already held discussions with Chelsea chiefs about taking the reins.
Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: “Rumours around the future of Frank Lampard continue to circulate this morning and it looks as though the Chelsea legend could be leaving Stamford Bridge.
“If he does depart, it looks clear in the betting who will take over, former PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is the overwhelming odds on favourite at 4/9, having been 6/4 before the weekend.”
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