Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia reportedly played a huge role in the club’s sacking of Frank Lampard as Chelsea boss.
Granovskaia clashed several times with Lampard before his dismissal on Monday.
According to The Sun, Lampard angered Granovskaia last season after he dropped club-record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga for six matches.
Granovskaia urged Lampard to encourage Kepa and give him the confidence he needed to succeed but Lampard instead asked for a new goalkeeper.
The Athletic revealed Lampard and Granovskaia did not see eye to eye, with Chelsea being forced into the transfer market by Lampard, against the wishes of Granovskaia.
Granovskaia was also unhappy with Lampard’s insistence on signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice despite the London club demanding for £80million.
Granovskaia was also concerned with how big-money signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz struggled under Chelsea.
After Chelsea’s struggles started late last year, it is claimed Granovskaia immediately started looking for a replacement for Lampard.
Granovskaia was concerned performances weren’t improving under Lampard with the 2-0 defeat to Leicester proving to be the final nail in the coffin. She reportedly spent the next morning looking for a replacement for Lampard.