Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

Frank Lampard has explained why he was sacked by Chelsea back in 2021

Frank Lampard has explained why he was sacked by Chelsea back in 2021

The Blues legend Frank Lampard took over from Maurizio Sarri in June 2019, signing a three-year deal off the back of an impressive stint at Championship side Derby County.

Lampard was earmarked as one of Europe’s brightest upcoming managers but couldn’t have the success that would keep him in the Stamford Bridge hotseat.

He was sacked just 18 months after being appointed in January 2021 with his side sitting ninth in the Premier League.

The former Derby head coach had spent £200 million in the summer of 2020.

Everton manager Frank Lampard has explained why he was sacked by Chelsea back in 2021, as per 90min.

He has explained his departure on the High Performance Podcast, citing a lack of communication as a key reason:

“At the end of my time at Chelsea, I lost communication with important people above me that I should have tried to keep more.”

“That was one of my reflections on it, because then that void becomes an issue. It certainly wasn’t just my fault, because I think that should be a two-way responsibility because you need to feel support.”

Former club owner Roman Abramovich had a habit of being quick-fire with his approach to appointing and dismissing managers.

Lampard feels he wasn’t given the necessary time to have success:

“Like you’re saying, how do you get that long-term vision? Well, you’d better be supported back when it is a bit tough because that’s the reality of football.”

Lampard added:

“One of the biggest regrets I have is the last period at Chelsea where we were second in the league and came into a short run of defeats which saw me lose my job in the space of a month. From second in the table to ninth, and, I think, four defeats in the league and you’re gone.”

Asked whether he enjoyed the latter stages of his spell in charge of the Blues, he concluded:

“No, I wasn’t enjoying it in the last few weeks. And that happened really quickly. I really enjoyed my time working as a whole with reflection.”

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