London – Chelsea announced on Monday they had sacked manager Frank Lampard after a poor run in the Premier League.
“This was a very difficult decision for the club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him,” said owner Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea are struggling in ninth place in the Premier League table, 11 points behind leaders Manchester United.
The Blues have lost six Premier League matches so far this season, losing five of their last eight league games.
According to media reports, former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel is in line to take over.