When the news broke that Chelsea was getting rid of Frank Lampard as a manager, many gave their reaction to the shocking decision.

The Blues legend has been under pressure for many weeks and his departure was announced after Chelsea were only due to hit the training ground on Monday afternoon.

Chelsea has sacked club legend, Frank Lampard, as manager and many have reacted to the news.

Lampard was sacked less than 24 hours after the Blues’ FA Cup win over Luton Town.

However since the development, here’s Lampard’s reaction:

It has been a huge privilege and an honour to manage Chelsea, a club that has been a big part of my life for so long.

Firstly. I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what that means to me.

When I took on this role I understood the challenges that lay ahead ma difficult time for the football club.

I am proud of the achievements that we made, and lent proud of the academy players that have made their step into the first team and performed so well. They are the future of the club.

I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level.

I want to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, players, my coaching team and everyone at the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times.

I wish the team and the club every success for the future.