Frank Lampard will be sacked by Chelsea today following a dismal slump in form that sees them sit ninth in the Premier League table.
As the Daily Telegraph first reported, the players were told not to come to the training ground until Monday afternoon as he becomes the 10th manager sacked during the Roman Abramovich era.
Confirmation of Lampard’s sacking could come on Monday as the club take decisive action following a torrid run of five losses in eight league games.
Sunday’s win over Luton Town to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup hasn’t proved enough to save the former midfielder from the chop.
The former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is in prime position to replace Lampard.
A dreadful run of league form has seen the Blues lose five of their last eight Premier League matches, leaving them well out of the title picture.
The slump in form led to mounting pressure on Stamford Bridge favourite Lampard.