Chelsea has fired Frank Lampard as manager and will hire Thomas Tuchel as his replacement.

Lampard’s legendary status at Stamford Bridge was not enough to save him after a run of form which has seen Chelsea slide to ninth in the Premier League, five points below Liverpool in fourth place despite spending £220 million on seven players last summer.

Tuchel was fired as manager of Paris Saint-Germain last month.

RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann was another option but, after exploring the possibility of hiring Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis, Chelsea turned to Tuchel.