Chelsea manager finally speaks up on his relationship with Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has finally revealed his relationship with Portugues manager Jose Mourinho.

Lampard took over the manager duties at Stamford Bridge during the summer right after the departure of Maurizio Sarri to Italian giants Juventus.

The English manager opening Premier League game saw an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford, putting his managerial skills into questions. But the head coach was not moved by these questions as he has led his team straight into the top of the league table after beating Newcastle United in a 1-0 victory.

The former Derby County manager, however, has now addressed his relationship with the Mourinho.

Speaking with TalkSPORT via Football.London, he said: “With Jose we would have texts from time to time.

“We had some at the start of the season around the Manchester United game where he had a little go!

“It’s all good. I’ve sat in the punditry chair for a year so I understand the need to say things so I’m certainly not going to bang on too much. In terms of him, yeah we have a relationship.”

Speaking on how his uncle, Harry Redknapp, made his Chelsea appointment possible, he said: “Harry Redknapp is Uncle Harry so it would sound wrong if I didn’t speak to him, but he was great for me in getting me the role at Derby. He was close to Mel Morris [the chairman].

“He followed us brilliantly last year. He would text me and call me to talk about Derby and is doing the same at Chelsea so I have to shout Harry even though he is family.

“What he did for me in terms of getting me on the ladder managerially is huge and I will always be thankful for that.

“I had really good relationships with my managers. Guus Hiddink has actually sent me some great messages. But you move on a bit and it doesn’t become like you were more acquaintances but I have huge respect for all of them.”

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