Jose Mourinho reacts to Chelsea sacking Frank Lampard
José Mourinho says Frank Lampard’s sacking at Chelsea demonstrates the brutality of modern football
management. Mourinho, who has twice faced the axe at Stamford Bridge, managed Lampard during his time
as Chelsea boss and has gone on to face him in the dugout on several occasions, and he described him as an
‘important person’ in his own career.
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“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
Spurs looked like being taken to extra-time by the Championship strugglers as they missed a host of chances to
kill the game after Gareth Bale’s goal had cancelled out Fred Onyedinma’s surprise opener for Wycombe.
Even the introduction of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son could not do the trick until the final five minutes when
a Harry Winks strike and a quickfire Tanguy Ndombele double sent Mourinho’s men through.
The late goals came as a welcome relief for Mourinho, whose side are back in Premier League action on Thursday
when champions Liverpool visit north London.