Chelsea legend and former head coach has written an heartfelt statement to the club and fans after he left the club earlier this morning.
Chelsea announced tbeg have parted ways with Lampard earlier today after a heavy spending summer and no changes in club fortunes.
Lampard has now released a statement via the League Managers Association and also made available via his Instagram page:
“It has been a huge privilege and an honour to manage Chelsea, a club that has been a big part of my life for so long.
“Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what that means to me.
“When I took on this role I understood the challenges that lay ahead in a difficult time for the football club.
“I am proud of the achievements that we made, and I am proud of the academy players that have made their step into the first team and performed so well. They are the future of the club.
“I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level.
“I want to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, players, my coaching team and everyone at the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times.
“I wish the team and the club every success for the future.”
Lampard spent 13 years at Chelsea as a player and is the club’s highest goal scorer with 211 goals but was not been able to recreate the success as a manager.