Frank Lampard finally opens up on being sacked by Chelsea in January, insisting that his pride was taken away from him. He also admits that he wouldn’t have taken the job with the Blues without knowing the repercussions for not performing at the highest level.
Speaking about his feeling on being sacked as Chelsea manager earlier this year, Frank told the Telegraph: “I have to say that when you lose your job it’s hard.
“Anyone who says anything differently is a liar. It’s not the truth. There’s an element of pride, you’re working towards something one day, and then it’s taken away from you. That’s life. You have to be a realist about it.
“Very quickly the dust has to settle and one of the biggest things for me, living in Chelsea, a mile from the ground, is that I walk around and see Chelsea fans all of the time. You do wonder what the reaction will be because you’ve lost your job, will they be happy with what you did or not?
“And I think it made me realize, even more, the bond I had with them from my playing days but also what they saw, what I was working towards in season one [as head coach], up until the point where I left in season two. I was working with a real vision because I care about the club.
“I wouldn’t have gone into the job without a full understanding that at some stage I might leave in whatever circumstances. I didn’t go into it with just a full heart, wanting to go back to Chelsea after a year managing at Derby. I went into it with a full head and realizing what an opportunity it was. Would it last forever? History tells you probably not.
“I’ve come to terms with the fact that my managerial career just carries on and the beautiful thing is that I have come away from the club that I love, played at for so long and I’ve still got some really strong connections and I love that side of it.”
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard was sacked as Chelsea manager in January after Chelsea fell way behind in the Premier League top-4 battle.
Since then, Thomas Tuchel has taken over the Chelsea side and has helped the Blues qualify for the Champions League final and also one game away from securing a top-4 finish.
Moreover, the German gaffer has equally voiced his gratitude towards the Englishman for leaving a very good foundation for him to build upon.