Chelsea confirmed Frank Lampard as their new head coach on Thursday and the news of his appointment has been the talk of Twitter.
Lampard will occupy the role recently vacated by Maurizio Sarri, who moved to Turin to take charge of Juventus.
Lampard spent the bulk of his illustrious playing career at Stamford Bridge, amassing 13 trophies in as many years and after an impressive first year in management with Derby County in the Championship, Chelsea have snapped up the club legend to a three-year deal.
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As expected, Chelsea fans are excited to see what Lampard can do at the helm, but this hasn’t perturbed rival fans from making light of Chelsea’s seemingly ever-revolving-door when it comes to managerial appointments.
Since Jose Mourinho’s record-breaking first spell with the club between 2004 and 2007, Chelsea have had a staggering 13 managers take charge of the team in some form. With knowledge of this rate of turnover, rival fans on Twitter have joked that the three-year deal Lampard has signed may be optimistic in length, with expectations of a mid-season dumping high due to Chairman Roman Abramovich’s reputation for ruthlessness.
Check out some of the reaction to Lampard’s appointment below:
Have Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard yet?
— David Vale (@DavidPeterVale) July 4, 2019
Looking forward to Lampard being sacked in February
— Mbristow387 (@mbristow387) July 4, 2019
Me waiting for Lampard to be sacked ? pic.twitter.com/YbGr4rrh6v
— Thom Bolton (@tbolt87) July 4, 2019
£50 Slapped on Lampard being sacked by Christmas! #EasyMoney
— Louis Holme (@LouisHolme) July 4, 2019
Lampard is a @ChelseaFC Legend who gave his all to the club and will always be loved but I think the demands of the club far outweigh what he has to offer.
— 1000 forms of fear ????? (@randzejude) July 4, 2019
Lampard to be sacked by January
— hannah (@brownh1989) July 4, 2019
How long until Lampard is sacked then ?
— Will Symonds (@WillSymonds31) July 4, 2019
When will Lampard be sacked bingo..anyonr wanna play.. I’m going for December..
— Darth Weirder (@Ogabson__OOT) July 4, 2019
— Ben Griffiths (@BenGriffiths94) July 4, 2019
I’ll give Lampard till February, defo getting fired
— DivockSign? (@udokabetsy) July 4, 2019