Chelsea have confirmed the sacking of their legendary midfielder Frank Lampard as manager.
The West London club have suffered a dramatic dip in form in recent weeks, winning just two of their last eight games in the English top-tier to slip down to ninth place – 11 points behind from Premier League leaders Man Utd.
In all competitions the Blues have now won three of their last four matches, including a 3-1 FA Cup triumph over Luton Town in Lampard’s final game at the helm, however, the poor form has led to chairman Roman Abramovich to make a decision and sack Frank Lamaprd.
“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,” Abramovich said in a statement on the club’s official website.
“He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.
“On behalf of everyone at the club, the board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as head coach and wish him every success in the future.
“He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains undiminished. He will always be warmly welcomed back at Stamford Bridge.”
Thomas Tuchel who has been without a club after the departure from PSG has been top target for Chelsea.