Chelsea sack Frank Lampard as head coach; share official statement
On Monday, Chelsea FC announced that they have parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard.
On Monday, Chelsea FC shared an official statement and announced that they have parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard. It is reported that the former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel will be the one replacing him next.
The statement read as: “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.
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.”
The Club will be making no further comment until such time as a new Head Coach is appointed.”
Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 25, 2021
On 4 July 2019, Lampard was appointed as the new head coach at former club Chelsea on a three-year contract, making him the first English manager to manage the side in over two decades. After only winning 1 game in 8 games, the decision was taken. According to a report in Telegraph, the players of Chelsea have been told not to arrive at the training until Monday afternoon.
The Blues started the ongoing season of the Premier League on a strong note but after a series of dissatisfying runs lately, they found themselves going downhill at the ninth position in the Premier League points table.