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Frank Lampard sends farewell message to Chelsea fans

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Lampard ends his second managerial spell at the club, with Mauricio Pochettino replacing him ahead of the next season.

Frank Lampard is grateful to have a “proper goodbye” with Chelsea fans after ending his spell as the Blues’ interim manager.

Lampard returned to Chelsea when the club sacked Graham Potter in April. However, his efforts weren’t enough to redeem the Blues’ disastrous season.

Mauricio Pochettino will take charge at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea fans bid farewell to Lampard this weekend.

“I didn’t get the chance to do a proper goodbye at the end of my previous time here because it happened during Covid,” Lampard told Chelsea’s official website.

“I know the supporters will have long memories, particularly the Stamford Bridge crowd, the match-going fan.”

He added: “Although I left without getting the chance to say goodbye that time around, I think I probably addressed that by coming back as manager. My feeling for this club and the supporters has never and will never change.”

“Even after this short period back at the club, it will be nice to have the opportunity to say goodbye properly, in front of you and say thank you for all your support. It’s a big deal for me.”

Chelsea finished12th in the Premier League after a 1-1 draw against Newcastle on the competition’s final day.