Chelsea have announced the departure of manager Frank Lampard from the club.
The club confirmed the news on Monday.
“This was a very difficult decision for the Club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him,” Chairman Roman Abramovich said on the Chelsea website.
“He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.
“On behalf of everyone at the Club, the Board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as Head Coach and wish him every success in the future. He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains undiminished. He will always be warmly welcomed back at Stamford Bridge.”
Lampard was appointed in July 2019, and was in charge for 84 games. He won 44, drew 15 and lost 25.
Chelsea are currently 9th in the EPL, eleven points behind leaders Manchester United.
Last season they finished fourth, and were runners-up in the FA Cup.