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Frank Lampard reveals he received a reassuring note from Pep Guardiola when the Chelsea manager

Frank Lampard has revealed some reassuring words he received from Pep Guardiola during his time as Chelsea manager, as well as from José Mourinho after his dismissal in January.

The Chelsea legend was in command at Stamford Bridge for 18 months before being replaced by Thomas Tuchel.

In his first season on the bench, Lampard would guide Chelsea to fourth place, despite having a transfer ban in his first summer with the club.

Frank Lampard has revealed the reassuring words of Pep Guardiola when he was Chelsea manager

Frank Lampard has revealed the reassuring words of Pep Guardiola when he was Chelsea manager

His team lost 4-0 to Manchester United and Liverpool in the European Super Cup in his first games as Chelsea manager.

His team lost 4-0 to Manchester United and Liverpool in the European Super Cup in his first games as Chelsea manager.

His team lost 4-0 to Manchester United and Liverpool in the European Super Cup in his first games as Chelsea manager.

However, things did not go according to plan in his first Blues games, with losses to Manchester United and Liverpool.

Speaking in Gary Neville Overlay Podcast As part of the Sky Sports Expert’s 29 Questions segment, Lampard was asked which manager, past or present, he would have liked to play for.

Lampard was quick to reply ‘Pep’, before revealing what Guardiola told him after Chelsea’s Super Cup loss to Liverpool in 2019.

Following the loss to Chelsea, Pep Guardiola sent Lampard a voice memo with a reassuring message

Following the loss to Chelsea, Pep Guardiola sent Lampard a voice memo with a reassuring message

Following the loss to Chelsea, Pep Guardiola sent Lampard a voice memo with a reassuring message

He said: ‘When I had my first game for Chelsea and we lost to Man Utd 4-0 and we played well for 60 minutes and we ended up on the counter and then bang, bang, it was two, three, and it was four.

“At first glance, it’s 4-0, you can’t defend him as a coach, you have to take him on the chin.

Then we went to the Super Cup and we lost to Liverpool, we played well, we lost on penalties.

“ I was on the plane home on the way back from the game, a little bummed, and I got a voice memo from him.

‘Just saying that the way my team had played, he said’ It was amazing, I loved watching it, ‘a really positive talk.’

Lampard also joked about the “self-destructing” voicemail after hearing it.

José Mourinho joked with Lampard saying he was a 'real manager' after his dismissal from Chelsea

José Mourinho joked with Lampard saying he was a 'real manager' after his dismissal from Chelsea

José Mourinho joked with Lampard saying he was a ‘real manager’ after his dismissal from Chelsea

‘It was one of those voice memos that got erased. It was almost like self-destruction, ”Lampard said.

‘I wanted to get home and say’ listen to this, everyone, Pep said I’m a good coach. ” ‘

After guiding Chelsea to the Champions League qualification in its first season, it struggled in its second campaign as new signings like Timo Werner struggled to start running.

Having won one game of his last five, he was fired and the club languished in ninth place.

He was replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who guided Chelsea to a top four result and won the Champions League with a victory over Manchester City.

Lampard revealed that he ran into his former boss Mourinho, who had also previously been fired by Chelsea.

Lampard (left) has been out of the administration since Chelsea fired him in January.

Lampard (left) has been out of the administration since Chelsea fired him in January.

Lampard (left) has been out of the administration since Chelsea fired him in January.

Despite their history in the Blues, they had a heated relationship on the touchline as coaches for rival clubs Chelsea and Tottenham.

The former England midfielder said: ‘I ran into José on the streets around here right after he was fired.

“ It was Covid so he had a mask and he took it off and before that when he was in Tottenham he and I were a bit like that (disagree) I’m not going to lie.

“He came up to me, gave me a big hug and said” now you are a real coach. ”

‘I was like (thumbs up) cheering. But I loved it and that’s the world we live in. ‘

As part of Neville’s 29-question segment, Lampard also revealed that his toughest opponent was Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta, while John Terry and Didier Drogba were the best he had ever played with.

He also said that a three midfielder of himself, Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard, could have worked for England, if the Manchester United player played the deepest role of the three.

Since his dismissal, Lampard has been linked to various jobs, including Newcastle, Aston Villa and Norwich, but is still looking for his next club.

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