There is no time like the present when it comes to Chelsea, the club are about to appoint Thomas Tuchel as new manager.
Tuchel’s planned appointment is expected to come after Frank Lampard was relieved of his post on Monday.
Lampard is leaving the post after a poor run of results which saw Chelsea slide to ninth in the Premier League table, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United.
talkSPORT understands Tuchel will take the reins at Stamford Bridge, but whether he’s the right man for the job has divided opinions.
Simon Jordan is surprised to see Chelsea kick off Lampard after 18 months on the job, but claims former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel is a ‘decent’ replacement.
However, the club’s senior officers may not have an easy ride with him at the helm.
Jordan said on talkSPORT: “To have a record 75 percent of wins in any league is commendable, and when you look at his Bundesliga lot for him to get 63 percent … Ferguson never had 63 percent, Mourinho never had 63 percent.
“To get 63% in an elite league like the Bundesliga, this guy is clearly a decent manager.
“What is interesting is that he fell out with PSG on transfer policies; it is hard to imagine how you could possibly fall with a scheme spending £ 200million on footballers.
“Maybe they should be careful what they want, Chelsea, because now they have the counterweight to what Abramovich is.
“Chelsea fans should actually be very excited, because if he has the balls to call PSG ownership, he will do the same at Chelsea.”
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano used the example of Tuchel’s experience with top players such as Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to suggest that he can make the most of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, who have had struggling to settle down after Chelsea spent a lot on them last summer.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Romano added that Tuchel’s German nationality would also help the duo out of form.
However, Danny Murphy is skeptical of Tuchel, suggesting that he does not fit Chelsea’s usual pattern of hiring managers who bring guaranteed success.
“I know his winning percentage is high, but he’s only won one cup in Germany,” Murphy told Jim White.
“And with all due respect, Jim, you probably win the league managing PSG.
“It’s not like they’re bringing in someone who can guarantee success, far from it, which makes things even dumber for me.
“Although he did well at PSG and led them to a Champions League final, he’s not Pep Guardiola and he’s not Jurgen Klopp.”