Frank Lampard’s fairy tale return to Stamford Bridge didn’t go the way the Blues faithful would’ve envisaged. The decision-makers at Chelsea have decided to fire their record goal-scorer as the club’s manager.
The former Derby County manager took over from Maurizio Sarri amid Chelsea’s transfer ban, and headed into the 2019/20 season without any new signing to boost his options at the helm. Considering the situation, he did well to secure Champions League qualification.
Ironically, the massive support in the next summer window led to the Englishman’s downfall, as he struggled to get the best out of the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech.
With only one win in last five Premier League games, his departure seemed to be imminent – and less than 24 hours after the London outfit’s FA Cup win over Luton Town – the decision to sack the 42-year-old has been made.
Thank you for everything Frank Lampard. Thanks for all the amazing moments & for bringing so many quality players to Chelsea including the youngsters. Wish you all the very best for your future 👊💙pic.twitter.com/lhgYHUjH5v
— Nouman (@nomifooty) January 25, 2021
All the wins we got with Lampard hit 10x more and every loss felt even worse, the end of a journey.
Player, manager, legend. pic.twitter.com/OPcMvd6KTt
— Yahya (@CFCYahya) January 25, 2021
Chelsea signed so many expensive players for Frank Lampard and now they’ve sacked him.
This is why United fans should respect Solskjaer’s work at Old Trafford even more. Despite not being backed as much he has done an incredible job.
— The Red Devils (@utdtrd) January 25, 2021
Reports that Frank Lampard will be sacked by @ChelseaFC today. Utterly ludicrous after his first bad run. It was always going to need time given so many new signings feeling their way into a new club. Patience being a virtue is seldom recognised in this sport. They never learn.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) January 25, 2021
Thomas Tuchel has been picked as the man to succeed Lampard, and the German is expected to be announced as the new manager very soon, as per multiple claims.
Although the 47-year-old himself lost his job at Paris Saint-Germain before Christmas after underwhelming two-and-a-half-years spell at Parc des Princes, the idea that the German coach can get the best out of fellow countrymen Werner and Havertz has certainly helped his cause.