Published:2 February 2021
Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard released a statement following his sacking on Monday. Although expressing dissatisfaction over the lack of time he was provided to take the club to the next level, he thanked fans for their continued support.
After a bad run of form in the Premier League, where they currently sit in ninth position, 11 points away from the league leaders, Manchester United, Chelsea ultimately agreed to part ways with the Englishman.
Chelsea is reportedly expected to nominate Thomas Tuchel, the former Paris Saint-Germain manager, after relieving Frank Lampard of his duties 18 months into his three-year term.
Ever since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich took over the London club in 2003, the German head coach has become the 13th boss at Stamford Bridge.
After a relatively short period of unemployment, Tuchel will join Chelsea, as Paris Saint-Germain sacked him following a 2-1 victory over Strasbourg in December last year.
The 47-year-old has won six trophies during his time with PSG, including two Ligue 1 titles, the Coupe de France, the Coupe de la Ligue and two Trophées des Champions.
Frank Lampard led Chelsea to a top-four finish last season and the FA Cup final, relying solely on the academy players. However, despite several big-money signings in the summer, the club's all-time goalscorer has been unable to repeat the feat so far this season.
After 44 wins, 15 draws and 25 losses in 84 outings, he finished with 1.67 points-per-game, the worst record among all the Chelsea managers to have served under Abramovich.
A 3-1 victory over Luton Town in Sunday's FA Cup was the Englishman's last game in charge of the Blues.