The Club indicated that the decision to sack the trainer has been a very difficult one, ''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''.
''There can never be a good time to part ways with a club legend such as Frank, but after lengthy deliberation and consideration it was decided a change is needed now to give the Club time to improve performances and results this season''.
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''
The Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard signed a three-year deal to become the club's coach in 2019 from Derby County where he started his managerial career.