Former star of Chelsea, Frank Lampard has dismissed claims and rumors regarding the departure of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese coach was sacked from the managerial position in Stamford Bridge due to a number of successive defeats and disappointing results which led to the club a large amount of points and entering the bottom section of the Premier League standings.
When Mourinho was sacked, the technical director of Chelsea Michael Emenalo stated that there was something going on involving the manager and the players and it’s why so many poor performances were being displayed from the Premier League club but Frank Lampard emerged stating that nothing like that ever existed, it simply was the players who failed to perform at a high level and made a number of mistakes.
“I think if there’s a conspiracy then you have the wrong type of people at the club. I know the Chelsea players and the club, and it’s not a conspiracy. It’s people not performing, people on the outside always look for a conspiracy, but the answer is always on the pitch.” Frank Lampard told reporters.
Jose Mourinho himself believes that there indeed was something going on with his players as the Portuguese manager felt betrayed. Mourinho was very frustrated on December 14 of 2015 when he saw his team losing against Leicester City and he made it show as the former Chelsea coach said:
“We were the best team for 20, 25 minutes, maximum half an hour. They were the best team for about an hour, very consistent, very focused not making mistakes, aggressive with everybody playing high intensity, high tempo; great mentality and difficult for us. Then we concede two goals that are unacceptable for me, because I know one of my best qualities is to read the game for my players, to read the opponent, to identify every detail about the opponent’’ Mourinho told reporters.
There are people which believe that the relationship between Jose Mourinho and his players weren’t very good and that the players themselves intentionally underperformed in order to have Mourinho sacked but Lampard says that nothing like that happened, the players simply had a bad string of matches but it wasn’t intentionally according to the veteran midfielder.