Chelsea have got a “crazy” manager in Thomas Tuchel, according to Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The German manager, who was sacked by Paris Saint-German last month, has been identified as the new Blues boss following Frank Lampard’s shock sacking on Monday.
Chelsea have lost five out of their last eight Premier League games to leave them ninth in the top flight and five points off the top four; a miserable run of form which has ultimately cost Lampard his job.
Soon after news of Lampard’s sacking came to surface, Tuchel immediately emerged as the favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund
And Aubameyang, who played under Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, has previously heaped praise on his former boss.
Tuchel was linked with the Arsenal hotseat when Arsene Wenger left in 2018 – and Aubameyang said at the time: “He’s one of the best coaches that I’ve had.
“I can’t deny his talent. He’s someone a bit crazy, a little like me.”
Frank Lampard was sacked as Chelsea boss on Monday
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Aubameyang also compared his former boss to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
He added: “You could say that his style is a bit like that of Guardiola. In any case, they play with the same spirit.
“He likes to keep the ball with a style of play that likes to see the ball move forward, no matter what happens.
Tuchel will replace Lampard as Chelsea manager
“I think he’s got the stuff. Now, it’ll be up to him to prove it.”
Tuchel won back-to-back league titles with PSG and led them to the Champions League final last term.
He was sacked by Paris Saint-Germain earlier this season and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.
The 47-year-old initially impressed in German football with Augsburg and Mainz before joining Dortmund, where he won the 2017 DFB-Pokal.