Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard has criticised Chelsea for not giving Frank Lampard enough time to turn around the fortunes of the club.
Lampard was sacked 24 hours after leading Chelsea to a 3-1 win over Luton Town at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Gerrard admitted “it was no surprise”, given Chelsea’s habit of sacking managers since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.
“I thought it was a very swift exit on the back of a positive result at the weekend (3-1 win in the FA Cup)”.
“I did think it was an opportunity for Chelsea to really reach out and support him during this tough period rather than do what they have done. But Chelsea has got history for that so it was no surprise.”
Gerrard has impressed in Scotland leading Rangers to a massive 23 points gap over Celtic and they are yet to lose a game this season.
The Former Liverpool skipper is confident that Frank Lampard recover from the setback.
“I’m gutted for Frank, he’s someone I respect greatly,” said Gerrard. “But knowing the guy, he will be back in no time.
He will dust himself down and get back involved.
“He will use this time to spend with his family. He’s obviously got a young family and one on the way.”