FRANK LAMPARD’S job is fancied by Thomas Tuchel and Max Allegri, according to reports.
Chelsea’s manager is under intense pressure having lost to Leicester – their fifth defeat in eight Premier League games.
And the experienced pair both fancy the Stamford Bridge gig if Roman Abramovich gives Lampard the boot, according to Sky Sports News.
Former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain manager Tuchel, 47, was sacked by the French giants in December and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.
And ex-Juventus and AC Milan chief Allegri, 53, has been out of work since he left the Old Lady in 2019.
Lampard faces a crucial fortnight having been given three games to save his job.
The club legend is safe for now but Tuesday’s abject defeat at Leicester has fuelled growing concerns the axe is looming.
Upcoming games against out-of-form Wolves and struggling Burnley have now become pivotal matches instead of routine rollovers for the head coach.
Then comes a daunting trip to Tottenham on February 4, which could also have a huge bearing on Lampard’s reign.
Despite spending £217.3million on new players, Chelsea have slipped to eighth in the Premier League.
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Lampard, 42, is running out of time to turn things around and facing an increasingly uphill battle to convince owner Roman Abramovich he can lead the team, for whom he scored a record 211 goals as a player.
SunSport revealed earlier this month Tuchel was being lined up by Abramovich following a string of bad results.
The German won two Ligue 1 titles during his 18 months at PSG and also led them to last season’s Champions League final.
A move to Chelsea would see Tuchel reunited with his old captain Thiago Silva, who made a free switch to Stamford Bridge after the European Cup showpiece defeat by Bayern Munich.
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