Frank Lampard has expressed his disappointment at not being given extra time to enhance Chelsea’s fortunes after the membership legend was sacked on Monday.
Roman Abramovich confirmed Lampard the door following a run of simply two wins in eight Premier League matches, with the Blues at the moment mendacity ninth within the English prime flight.
In a press release launched by the League Managers Affiliation, Lampard admitted his disappointment at not being given extra time on the membership.
“It has been an enormous privilege and an honour to handle Chelsea, a membership that has been a giant a part of my life for therefore lengthy,” Lampard mentioned.
“Firstly, I wish to thank the followers for the unbelievable assist that I’ve obtained during the last 18 months. I hope they know what which means to me.
“Once I took on this function I understood the challenges that lay forward in a troublesome time for the soccer membership.
“I’m pleased with the achievements that we made, and I’m pleased with the academy gamers which have made their step into the primary staff and carried out so nicely. They’re the way forward for the membership.
“I’m upset to not have had the time this season to take the membership ahead and produce it to the following degree.
“I need to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, gamers, my teaching staff and everybody on the membership for his or her onerous work and dedication, particularly in these unprecedented and difficult occasions.
“I want the staff and the membership each success for the long run.”
talkSPORT understands the choice to sack Lampard has not gone down nicely with the Chelsea dressing room – particularly among the many youthful group of gamers within the squad.
Former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is in pole place to be named Lampard’s successor.