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​Ex-Chelsea assistant Morris thought Lampard sacking was 'super, super harsh'


Former Chelsea assistant manager Jody Morris still believes the club were very harsh in sacking Frank Lampard last season.

Lampard lost his job midway through last term, and was replaced by German coach Thomas Tuchel.

The latter led the team to a top four finish, the FA Cup final, and the Champions League trophy.

Speaking on the Off The Hook with Jimmy Bullard podcast, former Chelsea assistant boss Morris said: "The way the season had gone for most teams, unusually for many teams at the top of the table, they went through some really bad spells.

"We definitely went through a six-week period where we underperformed, totally. Arsenal and Everton away was really poor. But we absolutely believed we could turn it round.

"At Chelsea, things like that [sackings] can happen. Do I think it was harsh? Yeah, I thought it was super, super harsh.

"But at the same time if you look now, I remember speaking to my Chelsea mates and I said I'd go for Tuchel, if I was looking for a manager.

"We'd heard rumblings in the days leading up to it. When you see what he went on to achieve in the Champions League – he's a top quality manager.

"However, I've got to say I still felt like there was an opportunity for us to turn it around considering the problems we'd had in 18 months with the transfer ban and the pandemic. But we did go through a poor five-six week period."

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