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Frank Lampard reveals he is proud of Chelsea job despite being sacked



Frank Lampard

itFrank Lampard  has stated that his sacking as Chelsea boss sums up the “brutal reality” of top-level football, but he is “proud” of the job he did.

The 42-year-old was replaced by Thomas Tuchel  at Chelsea after only 18 months as the Blues manager. He took over at the club at the beginning of the 2019/20 season having enjoyed a successful term in charge of Derby County.

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But what Lampard did at Chelsea will not be forgotten. He took the job under a transfer ban, lost his best player to Eden Hazard, and brought Chelsea to the team. That process saw them still obtain qualification for the Champions League.

During the BBC’s coverage of England vs Croatia, Lampard was asked how he feels now about being sacked. He insisted that he is “proud” of the job he did:

“Well obviously you never want to lose a job, I’m in pretty good company at Chelsea. It happens. It’s the brutal reality of football at the top level.

“With reflection, I’ve had a few months out now, it’s been nice to spend some time out of the game. I’m pretty proud of the job I did, it was an honour to manage the club.

Jorginho and Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard was in charge of Chelsea for only 18 months ( Photo by Getty Images)

“I came in at a tough time with the ban and the loss of Eden Hazard and worked really hard to get into the Champions League and Mason [Mount], developing the younger players was a huge deal to me.

“I’m happy. You don’t want to lose your job but it’s a huge experience for me.

“I will say when I watched [the Champions League final], first I’m a Chelsea person, Chelsea fans are happy and the club deserves.

“But secondly to see Mason and Reece perform at that level. People like Mendy, Thiago and Chilwell, who came in in my time makes me pretty proud. But again that’s a great achievement by them and well managed.”