Premier League news: New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel reveals Frank Lampard 'personal message'
In a formal meeting with the media, the new Chelsea manager said he understood that fans would have been disappointed to see Frank Lampard leave the club - and revealed that he had received a message from his predecessor to wish him good luck in the role. The German has signed a one-and-a-half year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea embraces Mason Mount of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27
In a press conference, Tuchel said that he had been a big fan of Lampard as a player, and that he understood that fans would have been disappointed to see a legend leave the club - but added that he hoped they would now get behind him.
"He was one of the key figures to demonstrate in 90 minutes what Chelsea is about. I have the biggest respect for him," he said.