Frank Lampard lifts lid on brutal Chelsea sacking after being summoned to boardroom by Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia

FORMER Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has lifted the lid on his brutal sacking in January.

The ex-Blues midfielder was in charge of his old side for only 18 months before receiving the chop.

Lampard won just 44 of his 84 games at the helm.

And Roman Abramovich finally wielded the axe after Chelsea’s unconvincing FA Cup win against Luton Town at the start of the year.

The Russian chief swiftly replaced Lampard with Thomas Tuchel.

And the rest is history as the German led Chelsea to their second Champions League title just months later.

Lampard has kept a low profile since his exit, despite being linked with several Premier League jobs including Aston Villa and Norwich.

However, he has now revealed all about his boardroom meeting with Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia.


The Chelsea supremos summoned Lampard for talks at training the day after the Luton win.

And the former England midfielder knew immediately that his goose was cooked.

Speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap, Lampard said: “We had beaten Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round, and it was the next morning – I got a text from [chairman] Bruce Buck saying can you move training and come and meet us in the boardroom.

"You know that first message as well, you wake up and think 'let's have a flick through Instagram – I'm joking but once the club make that decision, there's no nice way to do it.

"They said can you come and meet us in the boardroom, I knew straightaway there is no nice way of doing that, there may be different ways of etiquette but at the end of the day results are the same.

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"When I met Bruce and Marina, it was very cordial – I knew what was coming then.

"Not at the time but I was thankful for the period, you understand what it is – they are going to move on and there is nothing you can do about it, I've never been in that position before and it was a little bit surreal at the time, but it is what is.

"When you take the job, you understand that call may come, unless you are winning back to back titles that's going to happen."

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