Breaking News: Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea

Breaking News: Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea

Breaking News: Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea

Chelsea have sacked head coach Frank Lampard.

Lampard leaves the club halfway through his second season in charge, with former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel expected to replace him imminently.

Chelsea were 3-1 winners against Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday and are still in the Champions League, set to take on Atletico Madrid in the last 16 across February and March, but their Premier League performances have underwhelmed following a summer transfer window that saw £222million spent on new signings.

Striker Timo Werner, midfielders Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech, defenders Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva, and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy all joined the club ahead of the current season, but most have failed to impress, with Lampard failing to get the best out of them.

As such, Chelsea sit ninth in the Premier League on 29 points, 11 behind leaders Manchester United, having played 19 top-flight games so far this term.

Lampard, who won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League as a Chelsea player between 2001 and 2014, was appointed head coach at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2019/20 season.

His return to the club as manager followed one season in charge of Championship side Derby County, with whom the 42-year-old failed to achieve promotion; the former England international saw his team beaten in the 2019 play-off final by Aston Villa.

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