- Frank Lampard was fired by the Chelsea board and replaced with German manager Thomas Tuchel
- The former Blues handler has reportedly left a message for the new manager at the club
- Tuchel stated that Lampard wished him good luck at the Stamford Bridge
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Former Chelsea handler Frank Lampard reportedly sent Thomas Tuchel a message after the German tactician took over the helms of affairs at the Stamford Bridge.
Lampard was axed at the club following series of dismal performances leaving them ninth on the Premier League standings and replaced by Tuchel.
Fans of the club are divided by Lampard’s dismissal but Tuchel has stated that the former coach has wished him well on the job.
Tuchel also hoped that he wouldn't be the subject of any fan backlash taking over from Lampard.
“I hope not because that would be hard on the team. We need our supporters like any team. To have the fans so close and behind the team it makes a real difference. I can assume it is a big, big disappointment for the fanbase to see Frank sacked.
“I was a huge fan of Frank as a player. He was one of the key figures to demonstrate in 90 minutes what Chelsea is about. I have the biggest respect for him.
“It just got bigger when I received a personal message to wish me all the best and maybe meet in the future when this is possible."
And a short video clip shows that the former Paris Saint Germain handler may need a little more time to get himself familiar with the players to call their names correctly.
The footage showed the manager at the start of the second half of his side's game against Wolves handing captain Cesar Azpilicueta an instruction.
While the Spaniard took the coach's instruction before returning to the pitch, Christian Pulisic - who was given his debut at Borussia Dortmund by the German was heard explaining how the defender’s nickname is “Azpi”.
The forward had to mention it three times for the manager before they both laugh it off and return to the bench for the second half to kick off.
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