Chelsea midfielder Jorginho on Friday took a jibe at former manager Frank Lampard terming the Chelsea great an inexperienced coach who got the job on grounds of his legendary status at the club.

Lampad, Chelsea’s all time top scorer was appointed Chelsea manager in the summer of 2019 after guiding Derby County to the championship play-offs. He went on to oversee 57 games where Chelsea won 28, drew 11 and lost 18 games.

The Englishman received praise in his first season when he finished 4th in the premier league with one of the youngest squads in the league.

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Former Chelsea manager and club legend Frank Lampard (in black) with midfielder Jorginho in a past match. PHOTO/COURTESY


A series of bad results, however, caused his sack in February 2021 and Jorginho believes Lampard was not ready for the Chelsea job. While speaking to ESPN Brazil, the midfielder who played regularly under Lampard claimed his former manager “skipped a few steps” before Chelsea.

Part of his statement read “I believe since he was a legend of the club, he skipped a few steps necessary for learning before moving to a big club.”

Lampard was part of a trio of young managers who took he league by storm sparking comparisons at the start of last season alongside Ole Gunnar Solksjaer of Manchester united and Mikel Arteta of Arsenal.

While his tenure as manager has created a sharp divide in the Chelsea fan base, his time at the club will forever remain in the heart of Chelsea’s history.

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