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Chelsea sack Frank Lampard as club manager

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Chelsea have confirmed the sack of Frank Lampard as the club’s manager, the club announced via an official statement on Monday.

Lampard’s sack comes despite securing a 3-1 win over Luton Town on Sunday to qualify for the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Lampard who is a Blues legend has been looming in the sack zone for a while due to his starstudded Chelsea team’s underperformance in the league where they currently seat ninth after a 2-0 defeat to third-placed Leicester City on Tuesday.

The Blues have had a series of poor runs, managing only two wins and a draw in their last eight Premier League matches.

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According to Chelsea, Lampard’s “recent results and performances have not met the Club’s expectations, leaving the Club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement,” hence the need for his sack.

“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 statement added.

The club appreciated Lampard for his achievement during his time as the club’s manager. “We are grateful to Frank for what he has achieved in his time as Head Coach of the Club,” the club added.

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Speaking on the sack, Chelsea’s 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.”

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The Club will be making no further comment until such time as a new head coach is appointed, however, rumour has it that the former Chelsea midfield maestro will be replaced by sacked Paris Saint Germain coach, Thomas Tuchel.

 

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