Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been left ‘gutted’ however not stunned that Frank Lampard was sacked as Chelsea supervisor.
Lampard’s standing because the membership’s file goalscorer and fan favorite couldn’t save him from turning into Roman Abramovich’s 10th managerial sacking.
The previous England midfielder, who gained three league titles and the Champions League with Chelsea as a participant, has now been changed by Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge with the German confirmed as supervisor on Tuesday night.
And Gerrard has admitted he has deep sympathy for his former England teammate.
“Clearly I’m gutted for Frank, he’s an ex-teammate of mine, somebody I respect tremendously,” Gerrard informed Sky Sports activities.
“However figuring out the man, he might be again very quickly. He’ll mud himself down and get again concerned. He’ll use this time to spend along with his household. He’s clearly obtained a younger household and one on the best way.
“I’m disenchanted for him. I assumed it was a really swift exit on the again of a optimistic end result on the weekend (3-1 win in FA Cup on Sunday).
“However I don’t know the main points. I don’t know the way it’s been for him, I don’t know the relationships that he’s had contained in the membership.
“I did suppose it was a possibility for Chelsea to actually attain out and assist him throughout this robust interval somewhat than do what they’ve performed.
“However Chelsea have gotten historical past for that so it was no shock.”
Tuchel has signed an preliminary 18-month contract at Chelsea, and can get to work instantly.
The previous Paris St Germain supervisor was because of take his first coaching session on Tuesday night time, earlier than taking cost of Wednesday’s residence league conflict with Wolves.
“I want to thank Chelsea for his or her confidence in me and my employees,” Tuchel informed Chelsea’s official membership web site.
“All of us have the best respect for Frank Lampard’s work and the legacy he created at Chelsea.
“On the similar time I can’t wait to satisfy my new workforce and compete in probably the most thrilling league in soccer.
“I’m grateful to now be a part of the Chelsea household – it feels superb!”