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Frank Lampard “Knew Straight Away” when Chelsea Sacked Him

Frank Lampard "Knew Straight Away" when Chelsea Sacked Him

Frank Lampard has revealed details and insights to his reaction to the firing as Chelsea manager (football transfer news). As he woke up to a text message from the chairman, Frank Lampard “knew straight away” when Chelsea sacked him.

Frank Lampard took charge as head coach for Chelsea in July 2019 on a three-year-contract.

He was replacing Italian Maurizio Sarri as head coach, having taken Derby County to the Championship play-off final.

Lampard, Chelsea’s former captain, lasted as their head coach for 18 months before Thomas Tuchel replaced him in January 2021.

Actually, the Blues faithful still holds the record for being Chelsea’s leading goal scorer.

As a coach, Lampard led the Blues to an FA Cup final. He even secured them a Champions League spot in his initial season.

However, his side won just once in what turned out to be his last five Premier League games with Chelsea. In further bad news, the club were in ninth place on the table when Lampard departed earlier this year.

Frank Lampard “Knew Straight Away” when Chelsea Sacked Him

Now, Lampard opened up to Gary Neville about his time and dismissal as head coach on the ‘The Overlap’ podcast.

“That first message as well – you kind of wake up and think, ‘let’s flick through Instagram’,” recalled Frank Lampard.

Lampard, 43, then said: “I got a message from Bruce Buck, the chairman, saying ‘can you move training and come and meet us in the boardroom?’”

The former Chelsea coach reveals he knew then and there that it was terminal: “Once the decision has been made, there is no nice way to do it.

“It was very cordial. I knew what was coming then as well. Not at the time, but you’re thankful for the period, you understand what it was.”

He added: “I was concerned about the level of expectation compared to the squad and the job that I had on my hands. It felt like at least a transition, at most a rebuild.

“At Chelsea it probably will come unless you go and win back-to-back titles and that was never going to happen.”

Read the Extensive Interview in the Football News at BBC

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