Frank Lampard can have no Man Utd or Arsenal complaint over Chelsea sacking – Gary Neville

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Frank Lampard cannot complain that he was not given as much time at Chelsea as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mikel Arteta have been at Manchester United and Arsenal respectively, according to Gary Neville. Lampard was sacked by Chelsea on Monday morning, 18 months after replacing Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are on a run of five defeats in eight Premier League matches and owner Roman Abramovich saw enough to relieve Lampard of his duties.

Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is set to be appointed the Blues’ next head coach this week.

United boss Solskjaer and Arsenal manager Arteta have both overcome periods of adversity this season to turn their club’s fortunes around.

Former Red Devils right-back Neville was asked if Lampard would feel he should have been given the same amount of backing as Solskjaer and Arteta.

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However, the pundit says Chelsea’s approach to their managers is different to United and Arsenal and therefore Lampard cannot have any complaints.

“They’re completely different models of clubs,” Neville told Sky Sports News.

“Arsenal and Manchester United – I know Manchester United sacked David Moyes after eight months but that pretty much was a unique situation. 

“Manchester United normally give managers a couple of years, Arsenal historically have given managers time.

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“Chelsea have never been like that, Frank knew that when he took the job and I can’t imagine it was explained to him on day one that he would get three years come what may.

“I’d imagine it would have been explained to him that he would need to obviously gain results, that he would need to get Chelsea to the top of the league, spending all that money in the summer has accelerated that.

“Whilst obviously in a perfect world you’d always say a manager should get two, two-and-a-half years to prove himself, with Chelsea that has never been the case.

“So it’s incomparable to say that Manchester United and Arsenal treat managers in the same way as Chelsea.

“They have a different model, a different way of doing things that’s been successful for Chelsea, and Frank knew that when he took the job.”

Chelsea are next in action on Wednesday when they host Wolves in west London.

It remains to be seen if Tuchel will be in the dugout for the Premier League clash.

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