Man United legend says Lampard is also behind sacking of former Chelsea manager

Man United legend says Lampard is also behind sacking of former Chelsea manager

- Gary Neville has insisted that Frank Lampard should not be surprised about his sacking

- The ex-Man United defender claims Lampard was part of players that engineered Villas-Boas sacking in 2012

- Thomas Tuchel has since replaced Lampard at Stamford Bridge and has won one out of two matches

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Gary Neville has stated insisted Frank Lampard should swallow the bitter pill after he was sacked as Chelsea manager, Daily Mail.

The Man United legend reflected that Lampard was responsible for the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas after just nine months at the club.

Lampard's sacking got some section of Chelsea fans angry and many believed the Englishman was not given enough time to turn things around at Stamford Bridge.

Man United legend says Lampard was also behind sacking of former Chelsea manager
Gary Neville says Lampard was also behind sacking of former Chelsea manager. Photo by Darren Walsh
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Thomas Tuchel was immediately brought in and Neville believes it should not come as surprise to Lampard who was part of the senior players that engineered Villa-Boas sacking in 2012.

Daily Mail Neville saying on a podcast:

"I think because of the rumours that came out of Stamford Bridge and the media before, it wasn't really a shock. I thought initially he would get more time, just to let them settle in but you can't be surprised by Chelsea.
"I go back Martin to in Napoli eight or nine years ago, when Villas-Boas had picked a team in the afternoon of a Champions League game. And he left out Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and another big player at that time.
"And I remember Chelsea players at that time ringing up members of the media and trying to get him out. And Frank was part of that group.

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"Frank should be the least of all surprised because he has been at the club when Villas-Boas was sacked, Scolari, and all the rest of them have come and gone."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Antonio Rudiger has started two of Thomas Tuchel's matches as Chelsea manager and the team have kept two clean sheets so far, The Sun.

And Rudiger's agent Saif Rubie has aimed a dig at Frank Lampard on Twitter who completely froze out the German defender for most parts of the new season.

The Blues played a 0-0 draw with Wolves and defeated Burnley 2-0 at Stamford Bridge with unlikely scorers including Ceasar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.


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