Chelsea is a former six-time champion of the English Premier League. Frank Lampard is a club veteran, having won 13 titles with The Blues. He was roped in as the club manager in 2019 but was sacked, as it lurks at the ninth spot in the 2020-21 EPL table.
Former English Premier League champion, Chelsea has parted ways with the club manager, Franck Lampard, following a low run string. He was sacked on Monday, as the club lurks at the ninth spot in the EPL’s ongoing season.
Pondering on the development, The Blues sent out an official statement, where it said, “We are grateful to Frank for what he has achieved in his time as Head Coach of the Club. However, recent results and performances have not met the Club’s expectations, leaving the Club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement.”
“There can never be a good time to part ways with a club legend such as Frank, but after lengthy deliberation and consideration it was decided a change is needed now to give the Club time to improve performances and results this season,” it added.
Speaking on the development, club owner, Roman Abramovich recorded, “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,” he further remarked.
Lampard was an integral part of the club’s success a few years back, as a player, having won 13 titles, including three EPL and a UEFA Champions League. Playing as a midfielder, he also scored 211 goals in 648 matches. However, as a manager, he failed to win a single accolade at the London-based club, while he just won the EPL manager of the month for October 2019.
As of now, the club is yet to announce the replacement manager for him. However, if reports are believed, former Paris Saint-Germain manager, Thomas Tuchel is all set to take over the role at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel to replace Frank Lampard at Chelsea #cfc— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) January 25, 2021
Last Updated Jan 25, 2021, 5:26 PM IST