Gerrard not ‘surprised’ by Lampard’s sack at Chelsea

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Rangers coach, Steven Gerrard has berated the decision of the Chelsea board to show his compatriot, Frank Lampard the exit door of Stamford Bridge.

Recall that the management of Chelsea released a statement through its official website on Monday, that the West London side has parted company with its club’s legend. Since this development, reactions have been falling into places as many football pundits aired their own opinions including Jose Mourinho’s sadness at the ‘tough’ decision made by the club board.

But from the angle of the former Liverpool captain, he said the board should have supported his former England teammate. Gerrard noted that he was not surprised at all at the action, considering the mannerism of sacking managers at the club.

Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard

“I’m disappointed for him. I thought it was a very swift exit on the back of a positive result at the weekend (3-1 win in the FA Cup).” Gerrard said emphasizing how Lampard led the young squad against Luton Town.

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The Ranger coach who is doing well in the Scottish League- said Lampard should have been given more time and space to turn things around at the club.

“I did think it was an opportunity for Chelsea to really reach out and support him during this tough period rather than do what they have done. But Chelsea have got history for that so it was no surprise.”

Gerrard came on board as Rangers coach in 2018 and since that period he has turned around the fortunes of Rangers as they look to set for a first league title since 2011 as they hold a 23-point lead Celtic.

The former England captain believes that the 2011 UEFA Champions League winner will survive through the present situation and he will bounce back.

“I’m gutted for Frank, he’s someone I respect greatly. But knowing the guy, he will be back in no time. He will dust himself down and get back involved.” Gerrard believes

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Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in the English national team

“He will use this time to spend with his family. He’s obviously got a young family and one on the way.” He accentuated

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