New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed he received a message from predecessor Frank Lampard after taking the job.
Club legend Lampard was controversially sacked on Monday after a tough run of form saw them plummet down the Premier League table.
Former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain manager Tuchel was quickly installed as his replacement and took charge of the team for the first time against Wolves on Wednesday night.
At his first official press conference as Chelsea boss, Tuchel explained that Lampard had been in touch on Thursday morning to wish him good luck in his new role.
Asked if he was concerned of a backlash from fans after Lampard’s sacking, he said: “I don’t know, I hope not because that would be hard…