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Lampard was appointed in the summer of 2019 after an impressive rookie season in charge at Derby, signing a three-year deal. He guided the Blues to a top-four finish and the FA Cup Final in his first season.
The former midfielder lasted a little over half of his contract, with Sunday’s 3-1 win over Luton in the FA Cup his final game in charge.
Having sanctioned a stunning summer of spending, to the tune of around £220million, Abramovich’s patience has run out following a run of five defeats in eight league games.
Thomas Tuchel, sacked by Paris Saint-Germain late last year, is now expected to be appointed.
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