Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took aim at Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich today over the sacking of Frank Lampard.
Lampard was shown the door on Monday with the Blues ninth in the Premier League, and was swiftly replaced by Thomas Tuchel.
Klopp said on Wednesday: “Obviously two things happened, Frank Lampard lost his job and that’s really a tough one to be honest.
“Chelsea did an incredible job in the market and things like this need time, it’s normal. It’s really harsh to make the decision that early but obviously Mr Abramovich gives you chances and money but isn’t the most patient in the world.
“I really feel for Frank because he’s a young, talented manager but it’s a hard one if it’s your club. The story is over now and he can go everywhere and be fresh without history.
“For Tuchel, unfortunately a really good manager who I respect a lot! This Chelsea squad is a present eh, and I am sure Thomas sees it like that.”
Klopp did not have any advice for his countryman, but suggested that he will find it hard to please the owner as the 13th manager he has appointed in 18 years.
“I don’t have his actual number so I can’t text him but no advice necessary from my side,” he continued.
“I have been lucky with my clubs, Mainz everyone wanted to do well, same at Dortmund and same at Liverpool. Why did I get time? Directors and owners thought we were doing the right thing.
“How many coaches did Chelsea have in the last 15 years? There you are successful or out, that’s the mantra.
“I have nothing to do with that but I say plenty of times I was lucky with the clubs I have had. For Frank, everything will be fine. The football people out there, if they saw what Chelsea played last year, they had a clear plan.
“He’s a young manager and did a lot of really good stuff. He will be back soon and he will get more time.”