Chelsea are keen to hire Massimiliano Allegri or Thomas Tuchel should they sack Frank Lampard as Roman Abramovich is growing increasingly frustrated by his side’s poor results, especially given over £200million was spent on new recruits this summer.
Sky Sports claim Lampard has just three games to save his job after slipping down to eighth in the Premier League table.
Chelsea take on Championship side Luton Town in the FA Cup this weekend. They then return to league action against Wolves and Burnley.
Defeat in any of those three matches could see Lampard dismissed.
A shortlist has of potential alternatives has been drawn up and two world class candidates are currently out of work.
Allegri left Serie A giants Juventus in 2019 are continuously storming to the title.
The 53-year-old wanted to take time away from the game but he is now itching to get back.
Sky Sports report that the Italian would be open to taking charge at Stamford Bridge, should Abramovich choose to fire Lampard.
Ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is also keen on moving to west London.
The German coach struggled to fulfil the French club’s dream of winning the Champions League. However, he did take them to the final which they lost to Bayern Munich last year.
PSG got off to a terrible start this campaign which led to Tuchel being replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.
Both Allegri and Tuchel are open to taking over at Chelsea and striking a deal would be pretty routine.
Lampard must turn results around quickly if he is to remain at the helm of his deeply-loved club.
When quizzed on the pressure after the Blues’ 2-0 loss to Leicester on Tuesday, Lampard said: “I can’t get caught up in what the reaction will be because I’d be sitting here all day concerned about it.
“I can’t get caught up in what the reaction will be because I’d be sitting here all day concerned about it.”
Abramovich has appointed 12 managers since buying the club 18 years ago.
And his finger must be itchingthe trigger with performances and results failing to live up to standard he expects.