Frank Lampard is a thing of the past for Chelsea. The club’s legend believes that not enough time was given to him. The Athletic writes about the release details. Thomas Tuchel is expected in London.
Frank Lampard is no longer the head coach of Chelsea in London. Until the appointment of Thomas Tuchel is officially confirmed, the British media writes about Lampard’s release details.
According to The Athletic, on the morning of January 25, the club’s management summoned Frank to Stamford Bridge. He was met by Chelsea director Marina Granovskaya and President Bruce Buck, who announced his dismissal and explained the decision. Lampard told them his views, after which he left the arena. According to the publication, Frank was not allowed to say goodbye to the players – the dismissal of the coach was announced by Petr Cech. The latter made a brief statement about what happened in front of the players before the morning training.
“It was a very difficult decision for both the club owner and the management,” Chelsea said in a statement.
Lampard later commented: “I am disappointed that I was not given enough time to move forward. I knew it would be a difficult case. I am proud of our development and the fact that the academy players were promoted to the first team. “Chelsea’s future is theirs.”
Everyone in recent weeks has harshly criticized Lampard.
Chelsea are ninth in the Premier League standings, which is a disaster for this club. The Londoners indeed defeated second division Luton Town in the 1/16 final of the Association Cup, but it does not mean anything.
The London club started this season, as always, with big ambitions. Despite the Corona crisis, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has set aside a lot of money for transfers – along with other players, the Londoners bought Timo Werner for 50 million euros and paid 80 million to Kai Havertz. In total, Chelsea spent € 247 million on new players over the summer.
However, the result did not and did not appear – the German duo of Werner-Havertz looks especially bad. Lampard has been criticized for not playing German players in optimal positions.
In addition to Tuchel, the media also covered the German Julian Nagelsmann (Leipzig) and the Italian Massimiliano Allegri (former Juventus coach).