Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has drawn up a five-man managerial shortlist to replace current manager Frank Lampard who’s under pressure to keep his job as the Blues boss after a poor run in the league. The five-man managerial shortlist made by Roman Abramovich was revealed by the Daily Mail. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has a reputation for hiring and firing managers at will and Frank Lampard is well aware of this. It was revealed that Roman Abramovich has already drawn up the list of potential replacements for Frank Lampard if he’s not able to turn the league fortunes of the club around for the better.

Frank Lampard and his Chelsea players started the season very well and they were being hailed as genuine title contenders at some point but that’s in the past after the recent struggle of one solitary win in the last six league games. The run has seen Chelsea from from third to ninth on the league table to leave Lampard fighting to keep his job.

Poor results from the next two league games at West London rivals Fulham and fellow top four hopefuls Leicester City could lead to the end of the Frank Lampard era at Chelsea. The Blues legend was appointed as the Chelsea manager at the start of last season and he did well by guiding the Blues to a fourth place and another season in the Champions League despite the fact that he had to deal with a transfer ban. The Ex-Chelsea midfielder did well to make sure that the club finished in the top four places at the end of the season.

As stated by the Daily Mail, the five managers on the Chelsea shortlist are Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl, RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann, Ralf Rangnick, Thomas Tuchel and ex-Juventus boss Maximiliano Allegri.