Lampard reveals why he messaged Thomas Tuchel

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Frank Lampard was sacked back in January, after 18 months of being in charge of Chelsea, with Thomas Tuchel appointed as his successor.

Tuchel spoke highly of Lampard’s achievement at the club and believes that he deserves some credit for starting the FA Cup and Champions League journey.

Ahead of the FA Cup final, Tuchel was asked whether he has had much contact with Lampard since taking over as Chelsea manager, but he revealed that they only had a chat upon his appointment:

Tuchel said at the time: “No, just the message I talked about in the first week when he wished me all the best.

“It was a very nice and polite message that I was absolutely very happy about and showed me that Frank is like what you see from the outside and the inside he is one of the legacies and key fixtures of this club.

“He resembles everything about this club. When you think about Chelsea you think about Frank Lampard and the way he played football shows his character.

“It was a pleasure to receive this message so we had a quick chat after one or two days but since then no more.”

Club legend Frank Lampard spoke at length with Liverpool legend and Sportsmail analyst Jamie Redknapp, and he has now revealed the reason for his text message to Tuchel: “I sent him a message the day he got the job.

“I felt it was the right thing to do. It is what it is. I remember coming into the training ground a month before and people were talking about how he had left PSG. That’s football. So I sent him a message and he nicely sent me one back.

“People at Chelsea tell me he’s a top bloke, and he’s done some really positive things with the team.”

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