Premier League giants Chelsea have sacked club legend, Frank Lampard, from the manager post after a poor run in the past few matches. Chelsea have been inconsistent football in the league this season and currently at the ninth spot in the league points table.Also Read - Premier League: Philippe Coutinho Joins Aston Villa on Loan From Barcelona
Lampard took over the charge of Chelsea team ahead of 2019/20 season and took the team to final of FA Cup. They also finished fourth on the points table last season and qualified for the Champions League. However, things didn’t go in his favour this season despite spending heft amount in the summer transfer window. Also Read - Romelu Lukaku Deletes Twitter, Makes Change to Facebook Bio as Chelsea Row Escalates
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Lampard spent around £200 million in the summer to sign some big players like Timo Werner, Hakimi Ziyech, Kavi Havertz and Ben Chilwell but none of them has lived up to their expectations. Especially Werner and Havertz have failed to adapt to Premier League till now and are ineffective in front of the goal.
According to reports, one of Leicester City manager Brendon Rodgers or former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is expected to take over the charge from Lampard.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich said it was a tough decision for the club.
“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,’ Abramovich said in the statement.
He further said that Abramovich is man of great integrity and claims under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.
“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 added.