Chelsea Football club has sacked it’s first team coach Frank Lampard after spending 18 months at the club. This was announced on Twitter today, Monday 25, 2021.
The sack came after 5 defeats in the last 8 matches for the London club.
Chelsea in a statement noted that “recent results and performances have not met the Club’s expectations, leaving the Club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement.”
While praising the legend status of the Former Chelsea midfieler, the club adds it is time to seek newer approaches to change its fortunes.
After leading Chelsea to an impressive top-four finish last season, Lampard was expected to mount a change for the League title this season.
However, series of mixed performances have seen Chelsea languishing in the 9th in the Premier League with 29 points from the 19 matches.
Despite spending over £200 million on new signings, Chelsea have not been able to mount a sustained challenge for the title.
Exciting players such as Timo Werner and Kai Havertz rarely deliver on the promises of their price tags.
This, coupled with general poor team performance, have seen Chelsea lose the top teams like Manchester City and Arsenal. Their last game against a big team, Leicester City, ended in a 2 – 0 loss.
Club owner, Roman Abramovich, thanked the Chelsea all-time record scorer for his work ethics and integrity.
“On behalf of everyone at the Club, the Board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as Head Coach and wish him every success in the future. He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains undiminished. He will always be warmly welcomed back at Stamford Bridge”, said the Russian billionaire.
Although no replacement has been announced, Lampard is expected to be replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel.