Football enthusiasts in Nigeria have taken to social media to react to the dismissal of Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager.
Lampard, who returned to Stamford Bridge as a manager in July 2019, was sacked on Monday due to the club's poor run of results in the Premier League.
Although Chelsea advanced in the FA Cup on Sunday following a 3-1 win over Luton Town, the Blues are ninth in the English top-flight table with just two wins in their last eight league matches.
Lampard’s sack did not come as a surprise to Nigerians because they believe the club's ambition is paramount even though the former club captain needed more time to succeed.
Really sorry for Frank Lampard. He is still going to be a great coach. He needs more time.— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) January 25, 2021
I don’t pity Frank Lampard cos he did worse as a player to play a role in jeopardizing and frustrating poorly-performing managers and getting them sacked. He’s lucky he even had players and back room staff members who respected him.— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) January 25, 2021
Chelsea supporters will probably be having conversations about Tuchel (or whoever comes in) 18 months from now, maybe sooner.— Seye Omidiora (@theReal_SeyE) January 25, 2021
The club has to stick to its guns at some point.
we Love you, but we Love Chelsea even more. 💙💙 #Farewell Lampard— KAYMIGHTY™ 🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@Am_mighty) January 25, 2021
Thank you Lampard, wish you the best of luck. My opinion, good decision for everyone involved. At @ChelseaFC the standard is high and that’s the way it should be.— David Aderinokun (@daderinokun) January 25, 2021
First pl goal under lampard - mount— Rola (@kofoworola__a) January 25, 2021
Last pl goal under lampard - mount
Match made in heaven 💙
In the beginning he was being PAMPERED— #BookOfAHundredRhymes (@ChumaNnoli) January 25, 2021
But with bad results ensuring Chelsea's growth has been HAMPERED
Even his most loyal fans have SCAMPERED..
That's the story of Frank LAMPARD.
Gave Lampard my full support especially after his first season with Chelsea but with such huge spending during the window, a lot more was expected from him pic.twitter.com/DXI2AJY0wT— Ayomikun Elemikan🇳🇬 (@ayomikunpress) January 25, 2021
Lampard needs to coach a smaller club with no pressure, play that his exciting football and basically build his reputation as a coach— Imoh (@ImohUmoren) January 25, 2021
Poor Lampard.— RUGGEDMAN (@RuggedyBaba) January 25, 2021
I believe every manager needs some time. He got good players. They just need time to gel. But I guess Chelsea does not have patience. I wish the next coach luck.#EPL #GloryGloryManUnited#ChelseaFC
It breaks my heart seeing you go, I really wanted you to do well in Chelsea😢. Goodbye Super Frank Lampard 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/sXx4wcgBei— Chelsea Babe (@debbie_chelsea) January 25, 2021
Frank Lampard is sacked, pain and happiness for me.— HayWhy 💙 (@haywhyfresh3) January 25, 2021
So sad for Lampard.— Agada felix (@agada_felix) January 25, 2021
Wish you all the best in your future managerial career.
On a serious note, Chelsea invested too much and can't afford not to be in the top 4.
The very first time Roman Abramovich released a statement by himself when sacking a coach— #Uche Godswill (@uchmangodswill) January 25, 2021
Frank Lampard is a true Chelsea legend @ChelseaFC