While Frank Lampard has just been sacked from his job as Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel is tipped to take over. Nonetheless, the former Paris Saint-Germain coach was not the Blues’ only option. The English club had also targeted two of their compatriots, Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig) and Ralf Rangnick (free).
According to The Athletic, the latter would have even refused an offer from the London club. This provided for him to be interim until the end of the season. After coming very close to coaching AC Milan last season, Ralf Rangnick this time said no to a major European club.