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Monday, 25 January 2021

Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea after 18 months in charge


Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea after 18 months in charge

Frank Lampard has been sacked from his role as Chelsea manager after just 18 months following the club's slump in form that sees them sit ninth in the Premier League table. 


Chelsea said in a statement that "results and performances have not met the club's expectations, leaving the club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement".


Lampard, 42, who is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, took to Chelsea to FA Cup final and secured Champions League qualification during his first season as Blues boss. But after being given more than £200m to spend on new players in the summer, Chelsea slumped to ninth in the Premier League table after 19 games. 


This comes just 24 hours after Lampard led Chelsea to a 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup, but it wasn't enough to save his job.


In the club statement, Abramovich said: "This was a very difficult decision for the club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him.


"He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.


"On behalf of everyone at the club, the board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as head coach and wish him every success in the future. He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains undiminished. He will always be warmly welcomed back at Stamford Bridge."


According to Sky in Germany, Thomas Tuchel is in line to replace Lampard. The former Borussia Dortmund coach is available after leaving Paris Saint-Germain in December.







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