- Wayne Rooney seems to be displeased with the way Frank Lampard was ousted at Chelsea
- The former Manchester United star has stated that the manager tried for the club
- Rooney however admitted that he was not surprised that his ex-team-mate was fired
Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has stated that although he was not surprised to see Frank Lampard get sacked as Chelsea manager, the tactician did well before he left.
According to Rooney, the situation at Chelsea is that managers must win trophies and he is not surprised that his former team-mate was axed.
The Blues announced the signing of former Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel who takes over from sacked Frank Lampard.
Tuchel returns to management just over a month after he was sacked by the French giants following poor run of results, despite guiding them to the Champions League final last summer.
He takes over at Stamford Bridge in a bid to return the Blues to winning ways as Chelsea are currently ninth on the Premier League standings.
Staunch Chelsea fans are divided over their oligarch owner’s revolving-door policy - winced at how club legend Lampard was discarded, but Rooney says he wasn’t surprised.
He said via SunSport:
“That’s obviously the way Chelsea operate their business. I’m sure Frank would have known that going in there.
“Since Roman Abramovich came in he doesn't tend to give managers that much time to put their ideas in place. They demand almost instant success and if you don't get it you will pay the price.
“But I think he deserved more time. He did a great job last year, playing a lot of young lads and making the Champions League.
“But they will have known going in there - Chelsea demand trophies.
“It is good in one sense because it keeps managers on their toes and they have to produce the trophies."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that England football legend Gary Lineker has taken issue with Chelsea's decision to sack Frank Lampard as manager.
Lampard was shown the door earlier on Monday, January 25, just hours after leading the Blues to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
According to the west London club, the decision to relieve the former midfielder his duties was a difficult one to make, but were left with no choice but to take it after he failed to show "a clear path" out of mid-table.
Despite a summer spending spree amounting to more than £200million, Lampard failed to assemble a strong side that can competitively participate in the top-flight.