Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho says Frank Lampard’s sacking at Chelsea demonstrates the brutality of modern football management.
Club legend Lampard was relieved of his duties just 18 months into the job after a run of one win in five Premier League games left the Blues 11 points behind leaders Manchester United.
Lampard won three Premier League titles with Chelsea as a player under Mourinho, who expressed his sadness at the news before admitting it is reality managers are always dreading.
“I am always sad when a colleague loses his job,” Mourinho said, “Frank is not just a colleague, he is an important person in my career, so I feel sorry he did (get sacked).
“But it is the brutality of football, especially modern football, so when you become a manager you know that sooner or later it is going to happen to you.”
Mourinho comments came after Spurs’ survived a scare at Wycombe to book an FA Cup fifth-round tie away at Everton.