At that meeting, he was told that he’d lost his job so he didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to the players personally at the training ground. “The players got a WhatsApp message saying don’t come to training until the afternoon so there wasn’t anyone at the training ground in the morning to say his goodbyes to anyway. Granovskaia then spoke to the players at the training ground on Monday to explain what was happening.
Lampard – who won three league titles and the Champions League with Chelsea as a player – followed with his own statement, expressing disappointment that he was not given more time this season to take the club to the “next level”.
Despite Chelsea’s poor form in the Premier League, fans were left disappointed with their club’s sacking of Frank Lampard. Many fans hit back at the club’s board for their impatience with managers in recent times. In a statement released by the club, the billionaire revealed that it was a very difficult decision due to their personal relationship. A former England and Chelsea midfielder, Lampard joined Chelsea as head coach on July 4, 2019. Despite Chelsea’s poor form, fans took to social media to pay their tributes and hailed Lampard. One fan tweeted, “Gone but NEVER forgotten.
Frank Lampard statement
“It has been a huge privilege and an honor to manage Chelsea, a club that has been a big part of my life for so long. Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what that means to me.
“I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level. I want to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, players, my coaching team and everyone at the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times. I wish the team and the club every success for the future.”