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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich normally stays silent after sacking a manager but he made an exception for Frank Lampard after his sacking as Chelsea boss.
Abramovich released a statement to say how much respect he had for Lampard and what a difficult decision it was to sack the Chelsea legend.
Reacting to Abramovich’s exception, Lampard told Jamie Redknapp in an interview: “I loved that.
“I could never sit here and say I have anything but appreciation for what he did for my career. I was disappointed because I felt we could change things. I saw games coming up as opportunities to get points.
“Your pride takes a hit. There is no doubt about it. That’s human. But with reflection, I would have been absolutely naive to think it would be any different for myself than it had been for managers in the past.
“History says Chelsea make changes and sometimes they have real success off the back of it. It was never for me to go against their model. I have full appreciation to Roman for the opportunity. I can only look forward.”