Chelsea is set to appoint a former manager as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Chelsea will name Frank Lampard as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Lampard is likely to take charge of Chelsea’s next game on Saturday against Wolves.
Just 48 hours after Graham Potter was fired, the 44-year-old was at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to watch Chelsea’s goalless draw with Liverpool.
Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer, Lampard, lost his job as manager in January 2021. After less than a year in charge at Everton, he was fired in January.
Lampard‘s potential caretaker role comes after Chelsea held talks in London with former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique about their managerial vacancy.
The 52-year-old is out of work after leaving Spain after the World Cup. He won the treble at Barcelona in 2014/15, winning LaLiga, the Copa del Rey, and the Champions League.
Chelsea are likely to sign Lampard as their Caretaker Manager
The Blues will evaluate up to seven candidates in what they claim will be a “exhaustive process” to replace Potter.
The Blues is also thinking about hiring Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, Ruben Amorim, Oliver Glasner, and Luciano Spalletti. The manager of Brighton, Roberto De Zerbi, is may not be on the list, though.
The talks between Nagelsmann’s representatives and Chelsea are ongoing and productive.
Bayern Munich recently sacked Nagelsmann. He now wants to manage in the Premier League and sees it as his natural next destination, but he won’t rush into a decision amid strong interest from Chelsea and Tottenham.
When starting a new job, the German prefers to take a short break and oversee a full pre-season.
As a former manager of Chelsea in the Champions League, Lampard, who sacked by Everton in January, would undoubtedly make Stamford Bridge a better place.
Chelsea will travel to Spain for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid next week, with the return leg taking place at Stamford Bridge on April 18.
The Chelsea team has doubts about Bruno staying in charge past the season, and the players are certain that either Nagelsmann or Enrique will be the club’s next permanent head coach.