Chelsea today announced that they have sacked Frank Lampard as manager, and already betting has been suspended on Thomas Tuchel taking over as the new manager at the club.
Yes, things move fast in Premier League football.
First, early on Monday news leaked out that Lampard’s sacking was imminent. Next, Lampard gets sacked, and the next Chelsea manager market is established. In no time whatsoever, Tuchel gets backed into 1/10, and the market is suspended.
All done and dusted in a less than a handful of hours.
Lampard sacked after only 18 months at Chelsea
He had a young side that is developing. A side that is also trying to integrate some big name summer signings.
That takes time, something you clearly don't get at this club.
This may have been one of Lampard's big mistakes. He seemed to be investing in the long term, and trying to develop players at Chelsea. This is a club that wants success yesterday.
Maybe Frank also tried to integrate too many players at once? That never seems a wise move to me. But then if he has bought all those players for big money, he has to look at himself.
That's assuming the signing were his idea though!
Lampard's sacking brings to an end a brief flirt with domestic managers by a club renowned for only recruiting overseas big names.
His expected replacement, Thomas Tuchel, has only recently been sacked by PSG. This just a few months after the German guided the French club to their first ever Champions League final.