*Lampard was a great midfielder for Chelsea in his playing days
*He is not known to be outspoken
Speaking for the first time about his time at Chelsea since being sacked, DailyMail Sports (football) UK yesterday reported that Frank Lampard described his 18 months in charge of Chelsea as “incredible”.
Abramovich is known to sack coaches when results are not good
In a Q & A in aid of the Willow Foundation, Lampard said that he was absolutely appreciative of the opportunity he had to manage Chelsea. In his words, he said “it was an incredible time. Everyone knows how I felt about the club”. DailyMail Sports quoted him as saying.
Frank Lampard holding a Chelsea shirt when he was employed as manager
Concerning his being sacked in January this year, Chelsea announced in a statement that results and performances on show from Lampard’s team “had not met the club’s expectations”.
The club went further to state that there was no clear path to sustained improvement of results and performances.
Chelsea was Lampard's second job as coach after starting out with Derby in the Championship
According to Sportsmail’s report, under Lampard, as at the time he was sacked, Chelsea were in 9th position on the league table, 5 points off the Champions League places.
Chelsea replaced Lampard with German, Thomas Tuchel, the former manager of PSG who himself was sacked by PSG.
Chelsea presently seat in 5th place on the league table, 1 point behind surprise package West Ham United who occupies the final Champions League place with 8 matches left to play.
Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off
According to Sportsmail, although Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich surprisingly addressed Lampard’s sacking publicly, Abramovich described Lampard as a “man of great integrity”.
Lampard has surely lived up to his man of great integrit tag as he refused to criticize or lash out at Chelsea (or its owner) about his sacking.
Lampard (m) with Chelsea players during his time as manager before he was sacked
With Chelsea under a two transfer window ban, Frank Lampard led Chelsea to fourth place in the league and an FA Cup fin defeat to Arsenal in his first season in charge.
Unfortunately, after spending £230 million in the transfer market at the beginning of the current season, Chelsea began to struggle which led to his sack in January this year.
Frank Lampard captained Chelsea during his playing days at the club
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