Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic has released an official statement following the sacking of Frank Lampard.
Abramovich explained that its was a “difficult decision” in calling time on Frank Lampard’s reign.
The Daily Telegraph broke the Lampard news on Monday morning, with several other outlets following suit.
Lampard had managed to guide Chelsea back to winning ways on Sunday in the FA Cup against Luton. But it has been their league form which has concerned Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia at Stamford Bridge.
Following his sack, Abramavic said:
“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.
He continued saying, “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.” He concluded