Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea after dismal run of results 1 year ago

Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea after dismal run of results

'Not exactly gone to plan, has it? Haha.. But no, Frank, get out'

Frank Lampard has been sacked as manager of Chelsea after a meeting with the club hierarchy on Monday morning.

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Reports early on Monday had suggested that Lampard's sacking was imminent, with the club's playing squad told to remain at home in the morning and to arrive for training in the afternoon.

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Those reports proved to be correct, with Lampard relieved of his duties earlier today. Former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is in line to replace him.

Lampard, a Stamford Bridge legend during his playing days, was handed the Chelsea job after a solitary season of management, during which he took Derby County from a sixth placed finish during the 2017/18 season to a sixth placed finish at the end of the 2018/19 season. They would go on to lose to Aston Villa in the play-off final.

He departs the club having managed 84 competitive matches, with the worst points-per-game ratio of any manager during Roman Abramovich's 17-year spell as owner of the club.

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That points-per-game ratio is just 1.67, below Andre-Villas Boas having presided over more than twice as many games.