After the sacking of Frank Lampard after just 18-months in the role, the next Chelsea manager will be given a 45-minute rolling contract by the club’s owner, Roman Abramovich.
The contract will come with an option to extend to a full 90 minutes if the club are winning that particular game at half time.
Former Dortmund and PSG boss Thoman Tuchal is the bookies favourite to take charge for the first half of Chelsea’s next game, with Max Allegri lined up should his side be losing at half-time.
It is believed that the Russian billionaire will consider turning to former Chelsea forward Andriy Shevchenko if the Chelsea end up losing the game.
A statement on the club’s website read, “We would like to offer Frank our gratitude for his efforts, but his inability to shit trophies every time Mr Abramovich clicks his fingers means that he simply had to go.”
Pressure has been mounting on Lampard after a summer in which he spent £200m, and he appeared to have a difficult relationship with several of Chelsea’s senior players, many of whom it often looks like he could put on a pair of boots and easily replace.
A club spokesman told us, “Whoever is lucky enough to get the job of Chelsea manager will have our complete and unequivocal support.
“Until at least lunchtime tomorrow.”