After being sacked in a world-class s***house move, Jose Mourinho mocked Frank Lampard.
After being sacked as Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard received a scathing message from Jose Mourinho, who showed little sympathy for the former England midfielder.
Frank Lampard has revealed what Jose Mourinho said to him after he was fired as Chelsea manager, and it’s a scathing rebuke.
Lampard, a Chelsea legend and the club’s all-time leading scorer, took over as manager from Maurizio Sarri in 2019.
The west Londoners had a good first season under the new manager, finishing fourth in the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup final despite a transfer ban.
Lampard’s second season at Stamford Bridge, however, saw things start to fall apart, and he was fired in January of this year.
After leaving his first job at Derby to take over at Chelsea, it was the former midfielder’s first experience of being fired as a manager.
Mourinho, who is now at Roma, knows a thing or two about being sacked.
The 58-year-old had been fired from his previous four jobs, including Manchester United, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur, before joining the Serie A side.
So when he ran into his former Blues player in London after he was fired from Stamford Bridge, he had a few choice words for Lampard.
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“I ran into Jose in the streets around here [Chelsea] just after getting sacked,” Lampard told Gary Neville on The Overlap.
“He was wearing a mask because he was Covid.”
I didn’t catch him until the last possible moment, and he rips his mask off.
“He came over and hugged me and said, ‘Now you’re a real manager because you’ve been sacked.’
“I was like ‘thanks,’ but I really enjoyed it, you know what I mean.”
Lampard has been out of work since being fired in January, but he is eager to get back in the dugout and has been waiting for the right opportunity to come along.
He was heavily linked with the Crystal Palace job during the summer, but the Eagles went with former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira instead.
Following the departure of Daniel Farke, he pulled out of the race to become Norwich City’s new manager earlier this month.