Thomas Tuchel has been announced as the new Chelsea manager after Frank Lampard’s sacking on Monday.
The Blues board gave club legend Lampard the boot just 24 hours after the 3-1 FA Cup win over Luton, but languishing down in ninth in the Premier League after picking up just two wins in their last eight league games.
Tuchel will now oversee Lampard’s responsibilities and is set to take charge of his first game when Chelsea host Wolves on Wednesday.
The German will even take training this evening as his first session with the Blues squad will get underway from 6pm.
Former PSG boss Tuchel has been out of work since he was dismissed in December due to a fractured relationship with the club’s hierarchy.
Thomas Tuchel guided PSG to the Champions League final last season
The German achieved the best win percentage in Ligue 1 history at 75.6 per cent, and led PSG to the Champions League final last season where they were beaten by Bayern Munich 1-0.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will hope Tuchel can hit the ground running following a busy summer at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues splashed out £200m on new signings, though the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner have struggled in their first few months in west London.
Those difficulties were part of what brought on Lampard’s downfall following a successful first campaign as manager at the club where the former midfielder is still regarded as a legend.
Thomas Tuchel is set to be tasked with improving Chelsea immediately
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Tuchel takes over having also had spells at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, though it was at PSG where he achieved the most success.
Successive league titles were won in the French capital, though the failure to bring the Champions League trophy home was often spoken about.
Tuchel worked with some big names at PSG, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe among the stars on the pitch.