Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola sent him a message after he lost his first two games as Chelsea boss.
Chelsea lost 4-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford in Lampard’s first game in charge before losing to Liverpool on penalties in Lampard’s next game in charge.
Speaking on Gary Neville’s Overlap Podcast, Lampard said: “When I first had my first game for Chelsea and we lost to Man Utd 4-0 and we played well for 60 minutes and we got done on the counter and then bang, bang it was two, three, and it was four.
“At face value, it’s 4-0, you can’t defend it as a manager, you have to take it on the chin.
“Then we went to the Super Cup and lost to Liverpool, played well, lost on penalties.
“I was on the plane home on the way back from the game, a little bit disheartened and I got a voice note from him.
“Just saying that the way my team had played, he said ‘It was incredible, I loved watching it’, really positive chat.”
Lampard also joked about the voice message ‘self destructing’ after he had listened to it.
“It was one of those voice notes that deleted itself. It was almost like self destruct,” said Lampard.
“I wanted to get home and say ‘listen to this everyone, Pep said I’m a good manager’.”