Chelsea recently sacked Frank Lampard and replaced him with Thomas Tuchel but according to The Sun, the club are still paying their former manager a £75,000-a-week salary.
The report claims: “FRANK LAMPARD would need to be offered a job too good to turn down to tempt him back into management and give up the £1.8million in wages due from Chelsea.
“When Lampard was sacked by Chelsea last month the club did not pay-up the remainder of his contract after a change of policy in the wake of coughing up huge sums to get rid of Jose Mourinho.
“Instead they have kept his £75,000-a-week salary on the wage bill – with an agreement that will continue to be paid until July unless he takes a job elsewhere.
“And that leaves Lampard in a position where he any offer of employment that comes in would potentially cost him a fortune.”
Frank Lampard was sacked last month by Chelsea after a series of disappointing results in the Premier League and it looks like the former England international is in no hurry to take up a new job.
Moving from Derby to Chelsea was obviously a huge step up but in all fairness, Frank Lampard was given ample time as well as resources to turn things around at the club.
And, as far as the £75,000-a-week salary is concerned, it’s pocket change for Roman Abramovich which is why the Chelsea owner is more than willing to cooperate up until July.
We don’t think Lampard will be taking charge of any new club during the second half of the season so it’s safe to say that the former Chelsea midfielder will be enjoying the payments from his former side for the time being.