Frank Lampard spoke for the first time since his dismissal from the managerial post at Chelsea. He remained at the helm of Londoners for a year and a half.
“It was a great privilege and honor for me to be the manager of Chelsea, a club that has been a big part of my life for so long,” said Lampard.
“First of all, I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what that means to me, “he added.
“When I took on this role, I understood the challenges that lie ahead in a difficult period for the football club. I am proud of the achievements we have achieved and I am proud of the teenagers who took their first steps in the first team. They performed so well. They are the future of the club. I’m disappointed that I didn’t have time this season to take the club forward and take it to the next level. I want to thank Mr. Abramovich, the board, the players, my coaching staff and everyone in the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times. I wish the team and the club success in the future “, concluded Frank Lampard.
Lampard, who won three Premier League titles and the Champions League trophy as a Chelsea player, became the team’s manager in 2019. In his first year at the helm of the Blues, he led the team to fourth place in the Premier League and to the FA Cup final. But after £ 178 million spent on new players last summer and Chelsea’s grim performance, the iconic midfielder has been sacked.
He leaves Chelsea in ninth place in the Premier League and is statistically the worst manager under Roman Abramovich.