Frank Lampard has opened up on the end of his days as Chelsea manager.
Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has detailed the end of his time as manager of there, explaining when he knew his time was up at the West London club.
Lampard was sacked by the Blues in January after a run of poor results, before Chelsea then went on to reach the FA Cup final, and win the Champions League.
For the ex-England international, it was a sore experience at the time, but he has dusted himself off from that experience since then, opening up on that departure from Chelsea.
“I could feel it was coming, and I was being told some things might happen,” he explained on the Overlap with Gary Neville. “Rumours.. From outside, but I don’t want to make it sound like I was relying on things.
“But that’s normal at a club like Chelsea so it doesn’t take long for some to jump on that ship. It would have been silly for me to get focused on things and stop working.
“We beat Luton [Town] in the FA Cup and I got a message from Bruce Buck the next morning on my phone asking could I move training from the morning to the afternoon.
“It was the first message when I woke up and usually I’d wake up and see something on Instagram… No, I’m only joking [laughs].
“Once a club makes that decision, there’s no nice way of putting it. They asked me to go and meet them in the boardroom at Stamford Bridge and… I knew straight away and I know that there are no nice ways of doing it.
“When I met Bruce and Marina [Granovskaia] I knew it was coming. At the time you are thankful for the period, you understand what it is and there’s nothing you can do. I was never in that position before which was a little bit surreal at the time..”