He Chelsea have fired their coach Frank Lampard due to the poor results obtained this season, the team reported this Monday, and will be replaced by the German Thomas tuchelaccording to the Sky Sports television channel.
With this decision, the 42-year-old former Chelsea midfielder leaves the post after just eighteen months, with the team in ninth position in the Premier League after 19 games, following the recent loss to Leicester City.
According to the British media, ampard, from where he was fired last December to make way for Argentine Mauricio Pochettino.
“It has been a very difficult decision, and one that has not been taken lightly by owner Roman Abramovich and the Council, ”the club said in a statement.
“I would like to thank you for everything that you and your committee have done for me since the day I arrived. As I told you, it seemed that we had been working together for 10 years !! Thank you so much for every legend.”
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For its part, Abramovich highlighted the “excellent personal relationship and respect” that he feels for the technician, but considered it convenient to replace him “under the current circumstances.” “He is an important icon of this great club and its status here does not diminish. You will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge ”, stressed the owner.
Not even the great investment in transfers made by Abramovich last summer, with the incorporation of figures such as Kai Havertz, Timo Werner or Hakim Ziyech, has managed to secure Lampard on a bench as hot as Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea had a great 17-game unbeaten streak this season, before begin to collapse in mid-December in a series of defeats against direct rivals for the Champions League positions.
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