By Abiola Olawale
The Chelsea Football Club on Monday, officially parted ways with Frank Lampard, the head coach of the club.
Chelsea made this announcement on their official website.
The club board’s decision to relieve Lampard of his job follows recent poor performances and results which made Chelsea to be placed 9th on the Premier League log.
Chelsea parted ways with the club legend a day after the 3-1 win over Luton Town in the Emirates FA Cup.
While reacting to the decision, Roman Abramovich, the club owner, said it was a difficult decision because he has a good relationship with Lampard, however, noted that the decision was in the best interest of the club.
In his words, “This was a very difficult decision for the Club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him. He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics.
“However, under current circumstances, we believe it is best to change managers. 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 welcome back at the Stamford.”
The Club, however, hasn’t announced the replacement for Lampard as the head coach but various pundits have tipped Thomas Tuchel, a former Paris Saint Germane (PSG) coach, to take the mantle.
The New Diplomat recalls that Lampard took over as the Head Coach of Chelsea in 2019.
He managed to qualify Chelsea for the 2020/21 Champions League competition with a fourth-placed Premier League position in his first year and took the team to the final of the Emirate FA Club, which he lost to Arsenal.
However, towards the end of his managerial career at the club, things haven’t be going well for him recently, as he left the club in 9th position on the Premier League table.