Chelsea football club are in advanced talks with club legend Frank Lampard to return as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Lampard was at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to watch their goalless draw against Liverpool just 48 hours after Graham Potter was sacked.
If talks go well, Lampard could be in charge for their next game at Wolves on Saturday this weekend.
The club’s record goalscorer has been out of work since January after been sacked by Everton.
Chelsea are set to assess up to seven managerial candidates as they undergo what they insist will be an “exhaustive process” to replace Potter.
Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, Ruben Amorim, Oliver Glasner and Luciano Spalletti are also among those under discussion internally at Chelsea. Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi is however not believed to be on the list.
Sky in Germany are reporting that talks between Nagelsmann the former Bayern Munich head coach’s representatives and Chelsea are ongoing and positive.
35-year-old Nagelsmann wants to manage in the Premier League and sees it as his natural next destination but he’s in no rush into taking a decision over his future amid strong interest from Chelsea and Tottenham.
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas