EPL Managers Weigh In On Frank Lampard's Departure As Chelsea Boss

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It seems newly-sacked Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, fell victim to football's growing consumer culture.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said this mentality has put intense pressure on managers to get instant results, at the expense of any plans for long-term development.

He added that Lampard was doing a good job at Chelsea, and believes he would have succeeded if he was given enough time.

Leicester boss, Brendan Rodgers, shares this sentiment, and pointed out that Lampard had assembled a team of young and talented players who need time to gel together.

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, also sympathises with Lampard, but ultimately, it's a job that depends on getting good results consistently.

Lampard was sacked after less than two years in charge, over a run of results which dropped Chelsea down to 9th in the Premier League table.  

The Blues legend was Chelsea's 12th permanent manager since owner, Roman Abramovich, took over in 2003.

Under the Russian tycoon, no manager has lasted more than two seasons since José Mourinho's first spell in charge.


by Faisal Merican