Premier League giant, Chelsea Football Club, has sacked its head coach, Frank Lampard after just 18 months in charge of the West London club.
The club announced the sack of the club legend on Monday after weeks of poor run of form which has seen the club languishing on the 9th position on the log table with only 29 points from 19 matches, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United.
Appointed Chelsea head coach in July 2019, Lampard led Chelsea to finish in the top four and reaching FA Cup final last season.
Reports in London say Thomas Tuchel in line to replace Frank Lampard.
Chelsea FC Statement On Frank Lampard’s Sack
“Chelsea Football Club have today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard.
“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.”