Frank Lampard: Chelsea manager says he ignores speculation over future

Frank Lampard says he ignores any speculation about his future as Chelsea manager and the rumours about those linked with replacing him.

Lampard’s side’s 2-0 loss at Leicester City was the fifth defeat in their last eight Premier League matches.

The Blues sit eighth in the table and the likes of former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel and ex-Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri have been linked with the 42-year-old’s job.

„I don’t listen to it,“ said Lampard.

„It’s only everywhere if you want to scroll through social media or something, but I don’t do that.

„I’m not stupid, I know the pressures that come with managing a top football club, but I just do my job, it doesn’t matter to me.

„The pressure is fine, you’re obviously happier when you’re winning games. I was obviously happier in October and November than now. I just have to get on with the job.“

Lampard would not make clear whether he has held specific meetings with the Chelsea board over his side’s results, although after the defeat at Leicester he admitted he was „worried“ about their form.

He has guided his side to the knockout stages of the Champions League but since beating Leeds on 5 December – at which point Chelsea were nine league games undefeated – they have beaten only West Ham and Fulham in eight fixtures since.

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