Chelsea first-team coach Anthony Barry has taken over training on Monday afternoon in wake of Frank Lampard’s sacking, according to Training Ground Guru.
Barry only joined the Stamford Bridge outfit for this campaign, having been a coach at Wigan throughout Lampard’s debut campaign at Chelsea.
While his influence has been considered to have had a significant contribution to the Blues’ tightening up at the back, it’s unclear whether he will remain at the club following Lampard’s departure – as with the rest of his backroom staff.
What might be a pretty good indication that he will, though, is that Training Ground Guru today revealed via Twitter that he had been entrusted to take today’s training session, with Lampard having been sacked in advance of it.
Thomas Tuchel has been claimed will replace Lampard in the dugout.
If that happens, he will need coaches like Barry with prior knowledge of the squad to ease the transition into life in SW6.