Frank Lampard and Petr Cech had reportedly fallen out before sacking.
Frank Lampard was sacked on the 25th of January after a poor run of form in the Premier League. Under Lampard, Chelsea failed to win big games against Arsenal, Everton, and Manchester City in the Premier League.
The board was unhappy about Lampard’s performances and they quickly reached a decision to sack him. He was replaced by Thomas Tuchel who has already won his first match against Burnley in the Premier League.
Was Lampard and Cech fallout a reason for Lampard’s sacking?
Petr Cech who is currently the technical and performance advisor had remained loyal to the club’s executive director Marina Granovskaia. Whereas the latter did not have a good relationship with the Director.
Reports claim that Granovskaia appointed Lampard as manager back in the summer of 2019 when options were scarce.
And last Monday, she was in the room when Lampard was sacked – with the former Blues star’s points-per-game ratio well below what she viewed as acceptable.
Lampard and Granovskaia’s relationship first became strained after the pair disagreed over the squad. With the former wanting a big overhaul of ageing stars.
Lampard was hoping to part ways with experienced trio Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger, and Jorginho in the summer. However, Granovskaia rejected his wishes despite Arsenal’s interest in the Jorginho.
Lampard also wanted to sign Declan Rice from West Ham. However, Granovskaia and the Chelsea board thought signing an ex-academy player would look like a failure. Hence Lampard fought with the board over this and this might have been the final straw.
It will be interesting to see which club Lampard will now manage now that his managerial career with Chelsea has come to an end. It will be just a matter of time before he starts managing another club again.
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