Following the sack of Frank Lampard, Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has released a heartfelt statement on his “difficult” decision to sack Frank Lampard as manager of the club. Chelsea have been on a torrid run of form in the league of late, dropping down to ninth in the table.
The statement read: “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 welcomed back at Stamford Bridge.”