Chelsea sacks head coach Frank Lampard

Obinwannem News Chelsea sacks head coach Frank Lampard

Russian-Israeli billionaire, politician and the owner of Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich has dismissed former Blues greatest midfielder Frank Lampard as the manager of the club.

However, Frank Lampard has been Chelsea head coach for just 18 months.

Lampard was delighted in the first season as Blues boss, taking them to the FA Cup final and securing qualification for the Champions League.

This is coming barely 24-hours after coach Lampard led Chelsea to a 3-1 win in the FA Cup against Luton Town at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

He took Chelsea on a 17-game unbeaten run but away defeats to Everton, Wolves, Arsenal and Leicester and a 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City have cost him his job.

The Blues In a statement said, “results and performances have not met the club’s expectations, leaving the club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement”.

Nevertheless, ‘The Blues’ has spent more than £200m on new players in the summer, yet the find themselves ninth in the Premier League after 19 games, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United and five points off Liverpool in fourth.

Abramovich in a statement 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.”

Uguru Iheke reporting, Obinwannem News

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