Frank Lampard has opened up on how he found out he was going to be sacked by Chelsea in January.
The 43-year-old was axed by the Blues which ended his 18-mont reign as head coach at Stamford Bridge following a poor run of form towards the back of 2020 and the beginning of 2021.
A 3-1 win over Luton Town proved to be his final game as he was dismissed the day after.
Chelsea were ruthless, and brought in Thomas Tuchel a little of 24 hours later, who went on to win the Champions League within four months of taking over in west London.
Lampard was sacked on the Monday morning and in an interview with Gary Neville on The Overlap, he went into detail as to how he found out he was going to be sacked.
"Well, we’d beaten Luton in the FA Cup fourth round or whatever it was," started Lampard.
"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?'
"That first message as well... you kind of wake up and think: 'let’s have a flick through Instagram'.
"I’m joking but once the club makes that decision to be fair there’s no nice way to do it."
He added: "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."
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