Frank Lampard takes a lot of pride from having served as the Chelsea manager for the past 18 months.
Roman Abramovich and the rest of the Blues board decided to sack the 42-year-old after disappointing results this season.
“It has been a huge privilege and an honour to manage Chelsea, a club that has been a big part of my life for so long,” Lampard wrote. “Firstly I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what it means to me.
“When I took on this role I understood the challenges that lay ahead in a difficult time for the football club.
“I am proud of the achievements that we made, and I am proud of the academy players that have made their step into the first team and performed so well. They are the future of the club.
“I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level.
“I want to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, players, my coaching team and everyone at the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times. I wish the team and the club every success in the future.”
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