Chelsea sack Frank Lampard

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been sacked following a run of poor results. The Blues legend was under intense pressure following a dismal run during the festive period, resulting in five defeats in their last eight matches.

Having spent over 250£m in the summer, Chelsea were expected to challenge for the title this season. However, the Blues have struggled following a strong start to the season, and have slumped to 9th position in the table.

Chelsea’s victory over Luton did not prove to be enough for Lampard to save his job, as the club announced the sack on their official website. The statement read “This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that the owner and the Board have taken lightly.”

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.

The club owner Roman 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.

Chelsea confirmed the news on their official Twitter account.

Thomas Tuchel is expected to replace the Blues legend at Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks. Tuchel, who previously managed Borussia Dortmund and PSG, is expected to bring the best out of summer arrivals Timo Werner and Kai Havertz following their big money move in the summer.

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