Frank Lampard was sacked by Chelsea in January 2021.
The Blues legend was given the boot after a poor run of form despite spending heavily in the transfer market in the summer of 2020.
Lampard did well in his first season at Chelsea when he guided then to an FA Cup final and a top-four finish in the Premier League.
However, despite being backed heavily by the board in the summer, Lampard failed to gel the new team and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel after a few months.
Almost a year down the line, the Blues legend has now revealed the details of his sacking.
While chatting with Gary Neville on The Overlap, Lampard said he knew he was getting the sack after their win over Luton Town in the FA Cup.
Chelsea’s all-time highest goal scorer revealed that he got a message early in the morning from club chairman Bruce Buck to postpone training and meet him instead in the boardroom.
Lampard said he knew that message was the final nail on his managerial tenure at Chelsea.
The England international revealed that despite holding difficult talks with the club, things proceeded cordially over his exit.
Chelsea replaced Lampard with Tuchel, who led the club to their second Champions League victory in May 2021.
Chelsea were in a tough spot post the conclusion of the 2018-19 season.
Their then manager Maurizio Sarri left the club to join Juventus while their talisman Eden Hazard moved to Real Madrid.
Frank Lampard took over an ageing team in London.
He injected the squad with several players from the youth academy and delivered fast-paced, attacking football.
The success in his first season was met with failure in the second when he failed to gel an expensive squad assembled at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are ruthless in their managerial sackings, and Lampard was given no special treatment for being a club legend.
Following a mini-crisis at Chelsea, the club decided to sack the English manager.
The decision proved to be an excellent one as Tuchel not only galvanised the squad but also won the Champions League.
His team is now top of the Premier League standings this season.
Given how things have turned out after his sacking, Lampard should have no complaints about Chelsea’s decision to part ways with him.
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