Roman Abramovich sends ‘touching’ message to Frank Lampard after sacking him

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made an extremely rare public statement after the club officially announced the sacking of manager Frank Lampard this morning.

The Russian is known for being very private and it is very rare for him to give interviews or speak publicly, but he’s quoted by Chelsea’s official site as expressing his sadness at parting ways with Lampard.

Chelsea have been having a poor season and it’s not too surprising to see Lampard being shown the door, though it’s undoubtedly a move that will divide opinion due to the former England midfielder’s legendary status at the club from his playing days.

Lampard will always be remembered as one of Chelsea’s best ever players, but he hasn’t been able to repeat that success as a coach, with the west London giants currently as low as 9th in the Premier League table.

It is interesting, however, that Abramovich felt the need to comment on this difficult decision that the club made today.

“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,” Abramovich is quoted by Chelsea’s official site.