Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard, 42, after 18 months in charge.
Chelsea FC confirmed this in a tweet, as Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is expected to replace him.
Chelsea Football Club has today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 25, 2021
In a statement, Chelsea said: “This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that the owner and the board have taken lightly.
“We are grateful to Frank for what he has achieved in his time as head coach of the club.
However, recent results and performances have not met the club’s expectations, leaving the club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement.
“There can never be a good time to part ways with a club legend such as Frank, but after lengthy deliberation and consideration it was decided a change is needed now to give the club time to improve performances and results this season.”
Lampard leaves with the club 9th in the Premier League after last week’s defeat at Leicester City, having won once in their past five league matches.
His final game was Sunday’s FA Cup 4th round, 3-1, win against Luton.