Frank Lampard ‘loved’ Roman Abramovich’s comments after Chelsea axe

Frank Lampard has revealed that he loved Roman Abramovich’s comments following his Chelsea sacking in a conversation with ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp.

Lampard, who is currently out of work, was relieved of his Chelsea post in late January – to be replaced by Thomas Tuchel.

Under Lampard, Chelsea were struggling but since Tuchel took over the Blues have stormed up the league, and they are set to face Manchester City in the Champions League final next week.

However, despite a disappointing end to his Chelsea tenure, Lampard has revealed that he was delighted with Abramovich’s comments.

Frank Lampard left Chelsea in January, and he is yet to find another job
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“Abramovich is the sort of owner who stays silent. He’s never spoken out after sacking a manager before, but he made an exception for you.

“He released a statement to say how much respect he had for you and what a difficult decision it was,” Redknapp asked Lampard on the Daily Mail.

Lampard replied: “I loved that… I was disappointed because I felt we could change things. I saw games coming up as opportunities to get points.

“I have full appreciation to Roman for the opportunity. I can only look forward.”

Abramovich is normally a silent owner, but he made an exception for Lampard
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Chelsea are now preparing for their crunch clash with Aston Villa – which is a must-win for guaranteed Champions League football next season – however, they will have one eye on City the following week.

Lampard, on the other hand, is reportedly in line for the Crystal Palace job following Roy Hodgson’s announcement he’s leaving at the end of the season.

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