Frank Lampard “took steps to learn how to manage a big club – and wasn’t ready to manage at Chelsea’s level,” Jorginho said in a scathing review of the manager who was considering selling him.
- Jorginho has received a scathing assessment of Frank Lampard’s management skills
- He felt that his former boss lacked ‘experience’ and that he was ‘not ready’
- He said Lampard was only appointed because he was a ‘legend of the club’
- Jorginho also said Lampard ‘skipped some steps you need to learn’
Jorginho has swept up former manager Frank Lampard, claiming that his legendary status at Chelsea helped him get in line and get a job he wasn’t ready for.
Lampard was appointed manager of Chelsea prior to last season, after a year as manager at Championship Derby.
He lasted 18 months in the Chelsea hotseat, where he was fired in January and replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea’s Jorginho has given a scathing assessment of Frank Lampard’s management skills
He said he felt the former Blues boss lacked ‘experience’ and that he was ‘not ready’
Lampard, Chelsea’s all-time record scorer, overcame a transfer ban and the loss of key figure Eden Hazard to send Chelsea to a top four finish and the FA Cup final in his first season.
Yet despite Chelsea spending over £ 200 million last summer, Chelsea were only ninth in the Premier League when Lampard lost his job due to results and performance that fell short of the standard demanded by Chelsea’s hierarchy.
Jorginho told ESPN Brasil, “Look, I’m going to be really sincere here at Lampard. I believe that since he was a legend at the club, he skipped some of the steps it took to learn before moving to a major club.
‘He came to a club where he is a legend, with no experience at other clubs. I think he came too early, took a few steps forward and frankly wasn’t ready for a job at this level yet. ‘
Meanwhile, Tuchel has given Tammy Abraham hope that he could return to the lap today following his fall in the Chelsea pecking order.
He said Lampard was only appointed as manager because he was a ‘legend of the club’.
He also said Lampard has ‘skipped some steps you need to learn to reach a great team’
Abraham started just four games under Tuchel, came out in two of them at half time and was injured after just 20 minutes in another.
His last start and appearance was in February with an ankle injury that contributed to his absence, although he remains Chelsea’s top scorer.
Abraham failed to even make it to the bench for Chelsea’s last two games, raising serious doubts about his future at Stamford Bridge.
When asked if Abraham could take on West Ham, Tuchel said, “Absolutely, and everyone has.
‘And the big advantage is that as a striker you always have the chance to change things in one or two minutes.
He was fired in January and replaced by ex-Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel
‘Sometimes you come in late, you score a decisive goal and you change the whole momentum. This is much easier even if he doesn’t feel it now, much easier situation to transform things than say for Kepa [who has played the last two games] or even for defenders if you normally never have the real opportunity to get into a match after 75, 70 minutes.
‘Normally this only happens with an injury or perhaps because of overload. But as a striker you always have the chance.
He struggled for several reasons. One of them, of course, is my decisions. He was a little unlucky, he was injured, we talked about it.
He struggled a bit to accept the situation and he struggled a bit to find the solution to the situation, to be a bit stuck between his demands for himself and his expectations about his role, the role he was suddenly in. .
‘But now I feel like he has found the way to deal with it, which I am very happy with.
‘He now delivered very good training sessions in a row. This was the first step and he has a good chance of being part of the selection. ‘