After a poor start to the 2020/21 season, Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard in 2021. Chelsea had a promising first season under Lampard, with no money to spend in the first season due to a transfer ban. The former English midfielder helped Chelsea to qualify for the UEFA Champions League and also promoted quality young players into the first team.
However, results went downhill in the second season after spending £200 million in transfers last summer. Eventually, Frank Lampard was sacked by the Chelsea board. Former PSG and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel was appointed as the head coach of the Chelsea Football Club.
Since the January sacking, Lampard has been linked to multiple jobs. Premier League club Crystal Palace reportedly wanted the signature of Frank Lamprad. He was also linked to Celtic. However, Lampard has said that he is patient and will wait for the right opportunity.
In a recent interview, Lampard said, “I’ve had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering but not the right thing. Nobody wants to lose their job and come out of the game you love, but at the same time … when you go into this career, this will happen, no matter how good you think you are or whatever circumstances you are in.”
There is no doubt that Lampard will be back in the managing game soon. This time he will have more experience at a higher level which will benefit both him and the team he will manage.
During Lampard’s tenure at Chelsea, West ham player Declan Rice was linked to the club but for some reason, the move couldn’t fall through. Lampard confirmed that he tried to sign Rice, but the transfer didn’t materialise. Rice is currently linked with a summer move to Manchester United. The young midfielder is reportedly valued at £80 million by West Ham.
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