ormer Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole says Frank Lampard’s sacking was the most ruthless of the Roman Abramovich era.
Thomas Tuchel was appointed as manager on Tuesday, just 24 hours after Cole’s former team-mate was shown the door.
Cole told Coral: “The sacking of Frank is the harshest of all the Chelsea managers which have been dismissed.
“He has not had a bad spell in 18 months. I think it’s a mistake letting him go. Time will tell if I am right though.
“I was at Chelsea for seven years and that seems to be the culture of the club. They have gone through managers very quickly.
“Roman and his team will argue that since he took ownership, no club has won more trophies than Chelsea, and he is right there.
“Logic tells you that you need stability. I thought Frank had that from the outside.
“Let’s not forget he was bringing through the likes of Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham. Chelsea players through and through.
“They possibly over-achieved last year. When you are blooding through that many young players, it is not easy. They finished well in the league and got to the FA Cup final.”