Regarding the sacking of Frank Lampard talks, Antonio Rudiger, the Chelsea defender, has denied any role.
The Blues legend was relieved of his duties last month after overseeing a troubling dip in form, and Thomas Tuchel, Lampard’s successor, soon made Rudiger a proven starter in the squad.
Speaking to The Athletic, Rudiger said: “There have been so many nonsense rumours around about me since last week. I’ve never talked with the board about the situation of the coach or on any other topics.”
“Frank Lampard trusted in my abilities after Christmas in a very difficult situation and I was thankful for this. It was also the main reason why I told my representatives not to look for a possible winter move anymore.”
“Unfortunately, it was not meant to be for our team to turn things around for the coach. We always wanted the best for the manager and for the club.”
“He took over the manager position last season when things were very complicated for all of us. But we managed to qualify for the Champions League together with him.”
“He has given so many young players a chance in the first team and they are still doing an amazing job. I’m pretty sure we will see Frank Lampard back again at another club very soon.”