Frank Lampard has reacted to his sacking at Chelsea on Monday admitting his disappointment at not being given more time.
Club owner Roman Abramovic insisted the former midfielder’s status at the club was undiminished by the decision, which came after a run of five defeats in eight Premier League games.
With Chelsea ninth in the table and 11 points off leaders Manchester United after spending £220million in the summer, Abramovich ended Lampard’s time as manager midway through a three-year deal.
It is understood that former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is set to replace the 42-year-old.
Lampard issued a statement via the League Managers Association in which he described managing the club as a “huge privilege and an honour”, thanking the clubs’ fans who have largely remained staunchly behind him.
But Lampard added: “When I took on this role I understood the challenges that lay ahead in a difficult time for the football club.
“I am proud of the achievements that we made, and I am proud of the academy players that have made their step into the first team and performed so well. They are the future of the club.
“I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level.”
Lampard’s uncle Harry Redknapp said his nephew’s downfall at Chelsea may have come from having his influence over transfers restricted by the club’s bosses.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Redknapp slammed Chelsea for their latest sacking. What’s more, he referenced how other Premier League bosses have survived criticism.
“It’s very disappointing to hear the news this morning,” the former manager said. “On the back of a good result, beating Luton in the FA Cup, I thought they’d give him a bit of time.
“I thought [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer was sure to go, no way he was going to survive, but Manchester United gave him a bit of time and suddenly they have a little run and turn it around.”Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.