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Frank Lampard sacking immunity

Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard has admitted his previous sackings have helped soften the blow for his next one.

Lampard has been sacked by both Chelsea and Everton, and is expected to be without a job once again when his term as the Blues interim boss ends.

But ahead of the clash against Brentford as Chelsea’s season continues to grow, Lampard has now admitted his previous sackings have softened the blow of losing his job.

He said: “Pretty much every manager will get let go at some point.

“And once it’s happened once or twice, it feels a little bit softer than the first time.

“That’s a reality and it will only feel that bit softer if you give everything you can in the circumstances you’ve got.

“It’s making sure you get the balance right of what’s reasonable expectation and what isn’t — and that’s not just talking about Chelsea.

“The landscape’s changed and, this is generally, we have maybe lost sight of reasonable expectation.

“Some of it has been fast-tracked with social media and this open world — like politics — you either hate something or you love it.

“You’re not allowed to be somewhere in between and it feeds into football. If you’re winning games, OK we love you, but if not, OK we hate you and there’s pressure.”

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