“He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers,” he said.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 04: New Chelsea Head Coach Frank Lampard holds the home Chelsea FC shirt after press conference at Stamford Bridge on July 4, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

“On behalf of everyone at the Club, the Board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as Head Coach and wish him every success in the future.”

“He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains undiminished. He will always be warmly welcomed back at Stamford Bridge.”