Sports Desk, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- English Premier League side Chelsea on Monday sacked head coach and club legend Frank Lampard after a string of poor results.
Lampard took over at the London club in July 2019 having previously managed Derby County.
Chelsea Football Club said: “This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that the owner and the Board have taken lightly.
“We are grateful to Frank for what he has achieved in his time as Head Coach of the Club. However, recent results and performances have not met the Club’s expectations, leaving the Club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement.”
Chelsea are currently ninth in the English Premier League. The team lost its last league match against Leicester.
Club owner Roman Abramovich said: “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.”
Lampard, a former midfielder, made over 400 appearances for Chelsea between 2001-14, winning three league titles and a Champions League trophy
He began his career at West Ham and had short spells at Manchester City and New York City before retiring. EFE-EPA