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Midway through his second season in charge of Chelsea, Frank Lampard was given the sack as Chelsea manager.
Having spent slightly over £220m on new signings and the club down in 9th place in the league, the Chelsea board decided it was time to cut ties with the club legend.
Lampard still gave a good account of himself as he led a young Chelsea squad to finish in a Champions League place last season, and had a good run in the league and Champions League this season, until the team lost momentum in December.
Despite the sack, Lampard’s status as the club’s leading scorer and one of the greatest to ever wear the Blue jersey will never be forgotten.
For the first time ever, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had to release a statement to support a sacked manager, as he showed his support for the Chelsea legend.
In a statement, Abramovich 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 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.”
Surely, when the fans are allowed back into the stadium, they will make their intentions known about Super Frankie Lampard, the legend.