Frank Lampard has been fired as Chelsea manager on Monday, according to the Premier League club.
A club statement shared on the official Twitter handle of Chelsea Read “Chelsea football club has today parted company with Head coach Frank Lampard”
Chelsea have dropped seven places in the Premier League in the space of six weeks.
After he spent more than £ 200 million on seven major transfers last summer, including £ 45 million on Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and £ 71 million on Bayer Leverkusen’s midfielder Kai Havertz.
Chelsea rose to the top of the table in early December but have lost five of their last eight games to drop to eight, five points out of the top four.
Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 25, 2021
Although Lampard oversaw a 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup on Sunday, the club’s hierarchy has decided to fire him.
While Russian owner Roman Abramovich respects Lampard and is desperate for him to succeed, he is not ready to tolerate many more mediocre performances, especially after sanctioning a £ 200 million spending spree last summer.
Former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel and Max Allegri have been linked to the vacant post, along with Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers.
Lampard became was appointed to the 10th full-time coach by Roman Abramovich in July 2019.