Chelsea sacked head coach Frank Lampard on Monday, after 18 months of service to the club. Local reports say that former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel will be the one replacing him next in London.
While Chelsea is currently ninth on the Premier League table after dropping from a top five position, fans cannot help but be disappointed about the bandwagon of managers being sacked by club owner Roman Abramovich. Recent list of managers being fired show the board as being slightly hasty and impatient with their head coaches.
Lampard, who is a former Chelsea midfielder and all time record goal scorer for the club, had been appointed on a three year contract at Stamford Bridge when he replaced Maurizio Sarri in July 2019. The head coach guided them to fourth place and the FA Cup final during his first season in charge, and a 3-1 win against Leeds United in early December, putting the club at the top of the Premier League. However, in their last 8 league games, the blues have suffered five defeats.
Roman Abramovich in a statement said that this decision was a very difficult one, due to his utmost respect for Frank Lampard as well as his “excellent personal relationship” with him. Roman said, however, that under the current circumstances he decided it 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,” said the club owner.