Frank Lampard is set to be sacked by Chelsea after Roman Abramovich lost faith in his Stamford Bridge revolution.
The news comes less than 24 hours after victory against Luton in the FA Cup.
But he has ultimately paid the price for the club’s alarming slide over the past seven weeks.
Thomas Tuchel is the favourite to take over, with sources close to the former Paris Saint-Germain coach expecting him to get the job.
A German speaker was believed to be the preferred choice among the Stamford Bridge hierarchy in a desperate bid to get the best out of expensive summer signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.