Andriy Shevchenko and Brendan Rodgers are reportedly among the names on Chelsea (opens in new tab)’s managerial shortlist, but Frank Lampard will be given more time to turn things around.
The Blues boss is under increasing pressure after a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City (opens in new tab) on Sunday marked a fourth loss in six games for the Stamford Bridge side.
That form has seen Chelsea tumble down the table to ninth place, albeit just three points outside the top four, and leaves Lampard with the worst record of any manager in the Roman Abramovich era.
The Independent (opens in new tab) reports that the managers being considered as replacements include Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked by PSG (opens in new tab) on Christmas Eve, Leicester (opens in new tab) boss Rodgers, former Juventus (opens in new tab) coach Massimiliano Allegri and Southampton (opens in new tab)’s Ralph Hassenhutl.
But French outlet Le10Sport (opens in new tab)writes that former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko, who is currently in charge of the Ukraine national team, is also being considered.
Club legend Lampard will be given the chance to fix his side’s problems, which include a failure to get the best out of, or even select, big-money signings as well as confusing tactical instructions.
Chelsea’s next fixture is against League Two side Morecambe in the FA Cup on Sunday, before they return to Premier League action at Fulham (opens in new tab) next Friday.
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