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Thomas Tuchel flying into UK ahead of Chelsea head coach appointment | Football News

Thomas Tuchel will fly into the UK on Tuesday as he edges closer to becoming Chelsea’s next head coach.

The German is set to replace Frank Lampard, who was sacked after 18 months in charge at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Tuchel could be present for Chelsea’s home Premier League fixture against Wolves on Wednesday evening, provided he satisfies coronavirus protocols.

The 47-year-old must test negative before arriving in the UK and must also provide a negative test before he enters Chelsea’s bubble.

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The Good Morning Transfers team discuss Chelsea’s potential appointment of Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach to succeed Frank Lampard

If he does so, he will be able to attend the Blues’ matches and training sessions, although he must quarantine at all other times for five days.

It is unclear when Tuchel will be presented to the media as Chelsea’s new head coach. Tuesday’s expected press conference ahead of the game against Wolves is yet to be scheduled.

The former Borussia Dortmund and Mainz coach has been available since leaving Paris Saint-Germain last month. He is set to sign an 18-month contract at Stamford Bridge, with the option for a further year.

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