This has been a really troublesome resolution, and never one which the proprietor and the Board have taken calmly.
We’re grateful to Frank for what he has achieved in his time as Head Coach of the Membership. Nonetheless, latest outcomes and performances haven’t met the Membership’s expectations, leaving the Membership mid-table with none clear path to sustained enchancment.
There can by no means be time to half methods with a membership legend reminiscent of Frank, however after prolonged deliberation and consideration it was determined a change is required now to provide the Membership time to enhance performances and outcomes this season.
Roman Abramovich stated,
“This was a really troublesome resolution for the Membership, not least as a result of I’ve a wonderful private relationship with Frank and I’ve the utmost respect for him.
“He’s a person of nice integrity and has the very best of labor ethics. Nonetheless, below present circumstances we consider it’s best to vary managers.
“On behalf of everybody on the Membership, the Board and personally, I wish to thank Frank for his work as Head Coach and need him each success sooner or later. He is a vital icon of this nice membership and his standing right here stays undiminished. He’ll all the time be warmly welcomed again at Stamford Bridge.”
The Membership shall be making no additional remark till such time as a brand new Head Coach is appointed.