Lampard explains his situation at Chelsea

Thu 02 December 2021 | 19:30

Frank Lampard has talked about the problems he faced when he was Chelsea’s manager.


former star and the head coach has talked about his departure from the Blues, admitting that his departure from the club was not a surprise because they failed in winning titles, insisting that they had a big squad, and that was a big thing to handle because of the hard competition between the players.

“We had a big squad and were leaving out players. We needed the squad to be, for me, less at that point,”

Lampard told Gary Neville’s

The Overlap


“Don't get me wrong, they went on to win the Champions League last season so it sounds a bit naff. It's tough because we had three left backs, and you can only play one generally, and five center backs,

“The squad was big and it's tough. As time goes on, and the new manager is there now, you can make changes and trim but that's just how I felt at the time.”

Frank Lampard

says that he knew his career as the Blues’ manager was about to end as soon as he was called to have a meeting with the board, admitting that he knew he couldn’t do anything about it.

“We’d beaten Luton in the FA Cup fourth round or whatever it was,”

he said

. “Then the next morning I got a message from Bruce Buck, the chairman, saying: ‘Can you move training and come and meet us in the boardroom?’ I knew straight away.

"It is what it is. They are going to move on and there's nothing you can do there. I've never been in that position before so it was a bit surreal at the time but when you take the job you understand that that call could come. At Chelsea it probably will come unless you go and win back-to-back titles and that was never going to happen.”

source: SportMob

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