Rooney: Why I wasn’t surprised Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard

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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, now Derby County manager, has revealed he wasn’t surprised to see Chelsea sack Frank Lampard.

Just like Lampard, Rooney has kicked off his managerial career at Derby County.

Explaining why he wasn’t surprised with Lampard’s sacking, Rooney said: “I wasn’t surprised to see Frank get sacked if I’m being honest.

“That’s obviously the way Chelsea operate their business. I’m sure Frank would have known that going in there.

“Since Roman Abramovich came in he doesn’t tend to give managers that much time to put their ideas in place. They demand almost instant success and if you don’t get it you will pay the price.

“But I think he deserved more time. He did a great job last year, playing a lot of young lads and making the Champions League. This season he has brought new players in who will take time to challenge for the titles.

“I don’t think they were too far away points-wise from being able to challenge. So it is disappointing for Frank and his staff. But they will have known going in there – Chelsea demand trophies.”

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