Frank Lampard opens up on his spell as Chelsea manager.
Club legend and former manager Frank Lampard made 648 appearances for Chelsea and won the Champions League and three Premier League titles for the Blues in his professional career.
He lasted only 18 months as the Blues manager and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel earlier this year in January.
Lampard finally opens the lid on his final stages as a Chelsea manager.
Lampard said on Gary Neville’s The Overlap YouTube channel: ‘Well, we’d beaten Luton in the FA Cup fourth round or whatever it was.
‘Then the next morning I got a message from Bruce Buck, the chairman, saying: “can you move training and come and meet us in the boardroom?”
‘As I say there is no nice way to do that and there may be different ways of etiquette to do it but at the end of the day the result is the same.
‘When I met Bruce and Marina (Granovskaia) it was very cordial. I knew what was coming then as well. Not at the time but you’re thankful for the period.
‘It is what it is. They are going to move on and there’s nothing you can do there. I’ve never been in that position before so it was a bit surreal at the time but when you take the job you understand that that call could come.
‘At Chelsea it probably will come unless you go and win back to back titles and that was never going to happen.’