THOMAS TUCHEL is the favourite to take over at Chelsea after Frank Lampard was given the boot today
The German boss, 47, led his former side to a 4-0 win over Strasbourg just before Christmas to put the club just one point off the top spot in Ligue 1.
But PSG chiefs still swung the axe, only confirming Tuchel’s departure FIVE DAYS later.
And the former Borussia Dortmund boss looks likely to make a quick return to management.
Frank Lampard was sacked by the Blues despite having won three of his last four games in charge.
The ex-Derby chief oversaw an alarming dip in the Premier League, however, with Chelsea currently sitting ninth.
And Roman Abramovich admitted in a club statement that his club’s ‘mid-table’ standing is what led to him making the decision to axe Lampard.
Should Tuchel take over in West London, he could bring some new faces along with him.
Erling Haaland is one player who could complete a shock move to Chelsea.
Tuchel saw the Norwegian’s talents first hand last season, when his PSG side took on Dortmund in the Champions League.
TUCHEL’S TOP 10 PSG SIGNINGS
Kylian Mbappe – Monaco – £162million
Mauro Icardi – Inter Milan – £52m
Leandro Paredes – Zenit – £40m
Thilo Kehrer – Schalke – £33m
Idrissa Gueye – Everton – £30m
Abdou Diallo – Borussia Dortmund – £29m
Pablo Sarabia – Sevilla – £16m
Keylor Navas – Real Madrid – £13.5m
Sergio Rico – Sevilla – £5.5m
Juan Bernat – Bayern Munich – £4.5m