Lamps issues statement after getting sack as Tuchel agrees 18-months Chelsea deal

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Thomas Tuchel is set to be handed an 18-month contract at Chelsea, after jetting to London to complete his move to the club

Lampard took the side on a 17-game unbeaten run but away defeats to Everton, Wolves, Arsenal and Leicester and a 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City have cost him his job, and left the club looking to bring in a new boss.

But The Athletic reports Tuchel will given a one-and-a-half-year deal with an option for both parties to extend by a further 12 months after jetting into London on Tuesday to finalise the move to the Premier League

Tuchel was brutally axed by PSG on Christmas Eve before former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino took over.

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has spoken for the first time since being axed by the club

A statement released via the League Managers Association read: “It has been a huge privilege and an honour to manage Chelsea, a club that has been a big part of my life for so long.

“Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what that means to me.

“When I took on this role I understood the challenges that lay ahead in a difficult time for the football club.

“I am proud of the achievements that we made, and I am proud of the academy players that have made their step into the first team and performed so well. They are the future of the club.

“I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level.

“I want to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, players, my coaching team and everyone at the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times.

“I wish the team and the club every success for the future.”

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Author: Jamie