FRANK LAMPARD has been given some advice by Carlo Ancelotti after his Chelsea sacking: Get used to it.
And there is little sympathy as Ancelotti said: “At the end, it’s not sad for Frank — another door will open for him. Look at me. I was sacked everywhere.”
One of those dismissals as a manager was by Chelsea — getting his P45 at Goodison after a 1-0 defeat against Everton, the club he now manages.
That 2011 sacking was delivered after he had created a Blues club record of 67 wins and 20 draws in 109 games.
His win percentage was third behind only Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho in the Premier League era — and with Lampard in his team the previous year he won the title.
Ancelotti also got his marching orders from Parma, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli.
He could be considered The Don of managers in the Premier League and has won four titles plus the Champions League three times around Europe’s top clubs.
Yet he declares nobody is immune, saying of Lampard’s fate this week: “It’s not unusual and Frank should know this.
“To be sacked is part of the job — we all have to understand this. Chelsea are no different to other clubs.
"Every club has its expectations and when things don’t go the way they want, they can’t change 20 players. So they change the manager.”
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Ancelotti does not go along with those who say that Lampard, after a short stint in his first job as boss of Derby, got the Bridge role too early in his management career.
The same is now being said of Andrea Pirlo, who last summer was given charge of Juventus where he won four Italian titles as a player.
He is now under pressure in his first job as a manager with Juve fourth in Serie A.
But Ancelotti added: “They keep asking me about Pirlo and if he doesn’t have the right experience. But experience is not important at the start.
“It is knowledge and man-management and then day by day you can grow.”
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