The new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel reveals Frank Lampard sent him a good luck message on Thursday morning; Tuchel also insists he is not fazed by Chelsea’s lack of patience with managers; Chelsea take on Burnley on Sunday after a drawing Wolves in the mid-week clash.
The German’s first game in charge against Wolves was a one that witnessed tactical changes from the previous team selection under former gaffer, Lampard.
Recall Frank Lampard departed the Stamford Bridge after an 18-month spell in charge of the Blues, with a large number of fans disappointed that the club icon was not given longer.
Tuchel, however, revealed Lampard has already been in touch by sending a good luck message and he hopes fans do not hold his predecessor’s sacking against him.
“I hope there is not [a fan backlash] because that would be hard on the team,” he added. “The fans are so close and behind the team, it makes a big difference.
“I know it was a big disappointment for the fanbase that Frank was sacked. I was a huge fan of Frank as a player. I have the biggest respect for him personally and for his legacy. My respect got bigger when I received a message today, a personal message, to wish me all the best and maybe to meet in the future when possible.
Thomas Tuchel ‘s next game against Burnley promises to be a cracker, as Burnley seem to have rediscovered their scoring boots