“They were well managed by Tuchel” – Lampard explains why he shouldn’t be credited for Chelsea’s Champions League success

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he will never try and take credit for Chelsea winning the 2020-21 Champions League.

Lampard was in charge for the group stages of the competition but was sacked in January after 18 months in charge, with the club ninth in the Premier League table at the time of his departure.

Lampard’s replacement Thomas Tuchel led the club to a second Champions League as well as a top four finish.

Lampard told BBC: “When you work towards something, you want to be there and be the man. I am never going to try and lay claim on that.

“I was part of the early foundation potentially, but Thomas did a fantastic job getting them there. I will say when I watched it, first I am a Chelsea person.

“The Chelsea fans are happy and the club deserves that, but secondly to see Mason and Reece perform at that level and people like [Edouard] Mendy, [Ben] Chilwell and Thiago [Silva] who came in in my time there makes me pretty proud.

“But it was a great achievement by them and they were very well managed.”

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