Chelsea, Football News


Fresh reports emerging from Stamford Bridge are all indicating that immediate past Chelsea manager Frank Lampard already had a fall-out with former teammate and the Blues’ technical director Petr Cech before he was given his marching orders and sacked as Chelsea boss.

The reports state that towards the end of Lampard’s tenure at the club, he started having personal problems with Cech as both men no longer deemed it fit to exchange pleasantries. Lampard was sacked as Chelsea boss some days ago and Thomas Tuchel was brought in as his replacement immediately after the former Blues’ midfielder received the letter of his sacking.

While several reports have surfaced in the past that the major reason for Lampard getting sacked at Chelsea was as a result of the dressing room being divided and him showing favoritism to some players, it has now been revealed that one other reason that led to him receiving his marching orders was due to the stain in his relationship with Cech.

According to The Telegraph, with Cech taking up the role as the club’s technical director, the former goalkeeper took sides with, and worked collectively with the club’s executive director Marina Granovskaia, something Lampard did not feel comfortable with. Marina and Lampard were at loggerheads over a few transfer decisions that were taken within the club in the absence of the former manager, and when Cech teamed up with the executive director, Lampard began to feel betrayed and out of the picture.

Although the end result was a Lampard sacking, the club’s owner Roman Abramovic insisted that it was never an easy decision to let Lampard go because he had to exercise patience for a long time before finally arriving at a conclusion.