Frank Lampard has released a statement after being sacked by Chelsea.
The Blues legend was shown the door at Stamford Bridge on Monday morning following a run of poor Premier League results.
Lampard took over at Chelsea after just one season of senior management at Derby, and impressed during his first season in west London.
Though, after splashing out £200m in the summer, he failed to build on that start and was sacked despite beating Luton in the FA Cup on Sunday.
And the former midfielder has now released a statement, issuing his thanks to the club, though has admitted his disappointment at not being given longer.
Frank Lampard was shown the door by Chelsea on Monday morning
Lampard said, via the LMA: “It has been a huge privilege and an honour to manage Chelsea, a club that has been a big part of my life for so long.
“Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what that means to me.
“When I took on this role I understood the challenges that lay ahead in a difficult time for the football club.
“I am proud of the achievements that we made, and I am proud of the academy players that have made their step into the first team and performed so well. They are the future of the club.
Frank Lampard spent 18 months in charge of Chelsea
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“I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level.
“I want to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, players, my coaching team and everyone at the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times.
“I wish the team and the club every success for the future.”
Chelsea are expected to appoint former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel following their decision to sack Lampard.
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