Which ex Chelsea manager got the harshest sacking? Former Blue gives his take

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There have been a number of harsh sackings in Chelsea under Roman Abramovich, with the Chelsea owner having appointed 15 managers in 18 years at the club.

Jose Mourinho’s dismissal in his first stint at Chelsea was a harsh one, as well as the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti who won the league and Cup double in his first season and came second in his second season.

Roberto Di Matteo will have every reason to feel aggrieved after winning the Champions League and FA Cup in an interim spell at the club.

Antonio Conte also got sacked despite winning the league in his first season and the FA Cup, the following season.

Frank Lampard who was sacked on Monday will also believe that he could have achieved more at the club, if he was given enough time.

Joe Cole believes the sacking of Frank Lampard was the harshest of them all.

He told JOE.co.uk: “This has happened for a long time. So the problem at Chelsea, in my opinion, is that needs to change if there’s ever going to be continuity because the sacking of Frank was the harshest out of all the sackings of the managers.

“Frank’s not had a bad spell in 18 months. He took a team from nothing, lost their best player with no real recruitment coming through and he built them into something.

“Again, people will throw it at me that he’s my mate and I’ve got emotional ties to him and that’s fair enough. But when I think logically, that needs to stop.”

Cole also revealed that Frank Lampard was building something great at Chelsea, before his sack.

“From an outside perspective, he was trying to change the culture of the players and I think he nearly got it,” Cole went on.

“You have your Callums, your Tammys, your Reeces, your Billy Gilmours… there was a core ready to be moulded and the club could have built around that and brought the quality in.

“And that’s why I thought the first real bad run of his tenure there and he gets sacked.

“You have to remember, it was only 50 days before his sacking that they were top of the league.”

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