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Thomas Tuchel named Chelsea head coach after Frank Lampard sacking | Football News

Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new head coach of Chelsea.

The German was confirmed on Tuesday as the successor to Frank Lampard, who was sacked on Monday.

Tuchel was available after his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, where he won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and reached last season’s Champions League final before being replaced by ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

He won the DFB-Pokal in 2017 with Dortmund before his spell with PSG, in which the French club narrowly missed out on the top prize in European football when they were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich last summer.

Lampard, who is Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, took the Blues to the FA Cup final and secured qualification for the Champions League in what was deemed a largely successful first campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge.

But after spending more than £200m on new players in the summer, Chelsea find themselves in midtable in the Premier League and in danger of missing out on qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Neville’s warning for Tuchel

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Frank Lampard knew ‘immediate’ results would be demanded of him at Chelsea, and summer signings put more pressure on him, says his former England team-mate, Gary Neville

Gary Neville told Sky Sports News:

“He’s managed at big clubs and he’s got a lot of experience. He knows a few of the players who are currently at Chelsea. It’s another top manager who is coming into the Premier League.

“We’ve been blessed over the past few years with some…

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