Lampard reveals plans after final game in charge of Chelsea

Frank Lampard, former Chelsea manager || Credit: Imago

Lampard reveals plans after final game in charge of Chelsea

Allan Damba 17:29 - 29.05.2023

Chelsea’s interim manager, Frank Lampard, made it public knowledge he will take a break, following his final game with the Blues, a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Sunday.

The former Chelsea player, who was sacked in his first coaching stint at Stamford Bridge, was recalled on a temporary basis after Graham Potter was fired from the role in April.

However, the Blues struggled under the ex-England midfielder and finished in 12th place, closer to the relegation zone than the Champions League places.

“I’ll have a break; it has been quite intense. I wasn’t in that mode, I had to get in the mode,” he was quoted by Sky Sports.

“I’ve given it my all; we’ll see what happens,” Lampard, who was sacked at Everton earlier in the season, added.

He further went on to leave a heart-warming goodbye to the Chelsea fans; assessing the season in an honest view.

“It was nice to say goodbye and have a moment at the end with the supporters. They were amazing,' said Lampard. 'I think Chelsea fans, and particularly the match-going fans, saw the situation that I came into.”

“It hasn’t been easy to turn things around in a short time, that’s the reality, but I’ve given everything in this period and I’m really connected to this club for life.”

“It changed my life when I was 22 years of age and that will never change in my head no matter what. I really appreciate the way they were through the game and at the end of the game.,” he added.

“I’m always a Chelsea person in my heart, although my work will obviously go in different directions now,” he noted.

Chelsea finished the campaign with 44 points, their lowest tally since 1987-88 when they were relegated.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have officially revealed Mauricio Pochettino will become permanent manager starting with the forthcoming campaign.