Frank Lampard has been sacked for a second time by Chelsea, only to be appointed Interim-Interim Manager less than an hour later. The Londoner has yet to win a game since returning to Stamford Bridge.



“Mixed emotions,” Lampard told Soccer on Sunday. “Happy to be here, but it’s disappointing when anyone gets sacked — my heart goes out to me. But it’s my job now to pick up where the gaffer left off. Thankfully, that gaffer was me, so you’ve maybe got that continuity. As I say, it’s very straightforward.”

“It’s a fresh start,” said the 44 year-old. “Players who weren’t getting game time under Frank will probably be delighted he’s gotten the old heave-ho. On the other hand, some of those same players will probably be gutted to see me walking in. Because I can guarantee you one thing — they won’t be getting game time.”

“I’m a big boy,” he added. “Obviously it’s me next on the chopping block if results don’t improve. Would I answer the phone if that day comes, and Todd needs an Interim-Interim-Interim coach? I dare say I would.”